On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum has reopened exclusively for 9/11 family members on Friday, Sept. 11.
The memorial had been closed since March 13 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, and Vice President Mike Pence attended the commemoration ceremony at Ground Zero on Friday.
"Today, our nation pauses to remember those who fell on 9/11/01 and we honor the unimaginable sacrifice they made for our Country," Pence tweeted. "Their memory lives on in the heart of every American and we will never forget the courage and heroism shown on that fateful morning."
The memorial ceremony was live-streamed and a recording of victims’ names was played. The Museum said it will be open to the public on Sept. 12.
The New York Stock Exchange also observed a one minute moment of silence to honor the victims of 9/11 and their families and friends.
Last year, TheStreet spoke to Peter Tuchman, a trader at the NYSE, who shared his memories of 9/11.
"I remember the whole day, I remember everything afterwards," said Tuchman. "As we walked up to the Stock Exchange up to the building, we got sort of thrust in there and we went into a lockdown situation."
Nearly 3,000 people were killed by the attacks on American soil on Sept. 11, 2001.