Musician Paul Simon plays "The Sound of Silence" during the tenth anniversary ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site, September 11, 2011 in New York City. New York City and the nation are commemorating the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)more pics » Paul Simon (Getty Images) Even though it's been well over four decades since Paul Simon wrote "The Sound of Silence," the 69-year-old artist gave new meaning to the melancholy track when he performed the song at the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero.
With constant memorials going on throughout the day -- from football fields to the fields of Pennsylvania -- it was hard to keep track of all the beautiful, touching moments. But thankfully for video, we can offer you this: Paul Simon proving once again that an acoustic guitar and an angelic voice can make any grown man cry.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Simon holds NYC close to his heart -- his family relocated to the Empire State soon after he was born. The musician even proposed to his second wife, Carrie Fisher, after a Yankees game.
Check out the moving tribute and song here:
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