The heartbeat of millions of Americans will sync in honor Saturday morning as the nation collectively pauses in memory on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Moments of silence will be held across the country — the first at 8:46 a.m. when American Airlines Flight 11 was deliberately crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, followed by the second crash into the South Tower at 9:03 a.m.

At 9:37 a.m. American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon and minutes later at 9:59 a.m. the South Tower collapsed.

At 10:03 a.m. Americans will honor the heroes of Flight 93 as they launched a plan to take down terrorists who hijacked their flight. The plane crashed into an empty field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania taking the lives of all souls on board.

Twenty-fives minutes later at 10:28 a.m. the World Trade Center’s North Tower collapsed.

Nearly 3,000 victims died as a result of the terrorist attacks.

Residents of Henry and Clayton counties will do their part to honor the victims from memorial ceremonies to a fundraising 5K.

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