It’s been 22 years since 9/11. It’s a day of reflection for all of us, and a painful day for all too many.
The big picture: The photo above shows a test Sunday night of the annual Tribute in Light display above Lower Manhattan — first presented six months after 9/11, then every year since, from dusk to dawn on the night of Sept. 11.
President Biden evoked a message of unity during a memorial ceremony in Alaska marking the anniversary of the attacks.
Context: The attacks killed 2,977 people and began a U.S.-led Global War on Terror, which included the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Zoom in: At ground zero in Manhattan, Vice President Harris joined a commemoration on the 9/11 Memorial & Museum plaza on Monday morning.
Meanwhile, a series of moments of silence marked the unfolding tragedies of that day — beginning at 8:46am ET, when the hijacked Flight 11 crashed into floors 93-99 of the World Trade Center’s North Tower.