The first attack on the World Trade Center that left six dead and more than 1,000 injured took place 20 years ago Tuesday, just past noon.
A ceremony is set for Tuesday at the 9/11 memorial site, with a moment of silence scheduled for 12:18 — the exact moment when the truck bomb exploded, The Associated Press reports.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said of the attack, according to AP: It showed that “terrorism is theater, and New York is the biggest stage.”
Six Islamic radicals — including Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the bombing — were since convicted of terrorism related charges.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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