Today marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11th terror attacks.
The lingering COVID-19 pandemic means this year’s observances will be very different.
While some communities are scrapping plans for commemorations, others say the will be going ahead, but with plenty of restrictions in place.
A ceremony will take place at ground zero.
Officials say the biggest change is that this year, family members will not read the victims’ names live.
Instead, organizers will play recordings of family members reading the names.
Those in attendance are also expected to adhere to state and federal guidelines around social distancing.
Both U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden plan to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
Families of the people who were killed at the Pentagon will be allowed to visit the memorial site there privately.
“Nineteen years ago today, the deadliest terrorist attacks in the history of the United States shook Canadians and people around the world,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a statement.
“On this solemn anniversary, we remember the tragedy of 9/11 and its nearly 3,000 victims, including 24 Canadians. We offer our condolences to all those who lost loved ones, and those whose lives were forever changed.”
Nearly 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 in attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93.