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Watch: House observes moment of silence to honor 9/11 anniversary

Tribute marks moment of first plane hitting the World Trade Center

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leads the singing of "God Bless America" with members of Congress honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on the House east front steps of the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday September 11, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

Lawmakers gathered on the House steps Wednesday morning to observe a moment of silence on the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The tribute began at 8:46 a.m., marking the moment the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 2001.

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