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Hundreds of Ground Zero workers observe a moment of silence

Hundreds of construction workers stopped what they were doing Friday morning at Ground Zero to bow their heads at 9:08 a.m. Several air horns sounded off in unison at that time and the normally frantic pace of construction became quiet.

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Workmen at the World Trade Center site in New York unfurl a flag following the moment of silence observed by all the workmen on the site at 9:08 am on September 9. They will not be working on Sunday.


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Construction workers observe a moment of silence at 9:08am on 9/9 at the WTC site.

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As early morning preparations were under way at the 9/11 Memorial, hundreds of workers observed a moment of silence at 9:08 a.m. The workers will not be at the site on Sunday so they took a moment to recognize the tenth anniversary on Friday.

People gathered at Ground Zero observe a moment of silence on Friday, to honor the victims of 9/11.