Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., right, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, at the National September 11 Memorial in New York, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, before a ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence, both masked, joined New York's somber 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, while President Donald Trump marked it at the Pennsylvania crash site of a hijacked jet.
Mourners place flowers and pictures at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in NY.
Meanwhile, players with the New York Yankees and New York Mets wore special hats honoring first responders in their games.
He praised their bravery in deciding to fight back against the terrorists who had taken control of the plane, intending to steer it toward Washington.
The president and First Lady Melania Trump listened in silence as the names of the 40 passengers and crew killed aboard Flight 93 were read aloud - with two bells tolling after each.
Vice President Mike Pence also attended the ceremony in New York City on Friday morning, and he and Biden briefly bumped elbows in greeting.
Around the country, some communities canceled 9/11 ceremonies, while others went ahead, sometimes with modifications.
This week, we learned that as early as January 28, Donald Trump knew about the serious danger posed by COVID-19 even as he intentionally misled Americans about the severity of the pandemic.
While a similar meeting between Trump and Biden will not happen, the day will nonetheless bring the two candidates the closest they've been in months.
In another interview with the Associated Press, Woodward said, "if I had done the story at that time about what he knew in February, that's not telling us anything we didn't know", adding that his goal was to verify everything, and then present the book before the presidential election in November.
The Pentagon's observance was so restricted that not even victims' families could attend, though small groups can visit the memorial there later in the day. He told her he lost his son, Beau, as well, and lamented, "It never goes away, does it?"
At the September 11 memorial in NY hours earlier, Biden offered condolences to victims' relatives including Amanda Barreto, 27, and 90-year-old Maria Fisher, empathizing with their loss of loved ones.
The ground zero ceremony in NY has a longstanding custom of not allowing politicians to speak, though they can attend, according to AP.
Among undecided voters or voters who plan to vote for someone other than Trump, just 7 percent say a vaccine before the election would make them more likely to vote for the president, while 34 percent say it would make them less likely to vote for Trump.
At the NYC event organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Pence and his wife read Bible passages.
At the NY memorial, thousands were still invited. Another finding in the poll shows that slightly more voters, with 48 percent to 43 percent margin, think Trump instead of Biden will win the presidential election.
In the weeks after the attacks that left 2,977 dead, Americans "were united by our conviction that America was the world's most exceptional country, blessed with the most incredible heroes, and that this was a land worth defending with our very last breath", the president said. Schmidt reported that Vice-President Mike Pence was put on alert that he might have to briefly assume the powers of the presidency if the president had to undergo a procedure that required anesthesia.
Watch via the 9/11 Memorial & Museum official live stream here.