Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced Friday that the former secretary of state will visit ground zero on the fifteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Clinton is not expected to present a speech at the memorial.
The campaign’s spokeswoman Julie Wood told the Associated Press that the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee will arrive Sunday morning in time for the annual moment of silence at 8: 46 a.m., which was when the first plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Clinton’s campaign notified officials at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Thursday that she would like to attend the memorial. Clinton was a senator from New York when the attacks occurred. Her Republican rival, New York native Donald Trump, is not scheduled to attend the events.
Both campaigns have agreed to halt television ads for the anniversary in line with the tradition of avoiding partisan politics on the day of the attacks. Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein also announced that they would not be airing any campaign ads in honor of the Sept. 11 anniversary.
In 2012, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama also refrained from campaigning on the anniversary of the attack. In 2008, John McCain and Obama not only halted their campaigning but also set aside their differences and attended the memorial events at ground zero together.
This is the first time since the attacks that two New Yorkers, Clinton and Trump, have clinched their respective parties’ nominations. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks and both Trump and Clinton have included their experiences as part of their campaigns.