The thousands killed on Sept. 11, 2001, will be honored where they died and across the nation Thursday, the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Cities will fall silent. Names will be read aloud. Wreaths will be laid. And bells will toll for the dead.
Two years to the minute after hijackers crashed the first jetliner into the World Trade Center's north tower, victims' relatives and dignitaries will pause in silence at Ground Zero. In Washington, President Bush will observe the moment on the South Lawn of the White House.
At the Pentagon, officials and families will mark with silence the moment another hijacked jet slammed into the Defense Department headquarters.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will attend a wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery.
Bells will toll in rural communities in southeastern Pennsylvania. It's to mark the time that the fourth hijacked plane plunged into a field there, killing all 40 passengers and crew.