Americans Mark 18th Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attacks

Americans around the country mark 18 years since the 9/11 terror attacks, when hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Former President George W. Bush takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate 9/11 at the Pentagon Memorial in Washington, DC on Sept. 11, 2019.
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A boy waves to passing motorists to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from an overpass on Interstate 35 Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, near Melvern, Kansas. Area residents began manning the bridge with flags and waving to motorists on the anniversary in 2002 and have repeated the tradition on every anniversary since.
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Astronaut Andrew Morgan paid tribute to first responders aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 11, 2019. "Honoring the brave public servants of @FDNY," he tweeted. "Thank you for your service, we remember your fallen comrades."
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A firefighter pauses before the start of ceremonies at the National September 11 Memorial on Sept. 11, 2019, in New York City. Throughout the country, services are being held to remember the people killed in New York, the Pentagon and in a field in rural Pennsylvania.
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Members of the New York Fire Department commemorate the victims and first responders of 9/11 on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the FDNY EMS Training Academy in Queens, New York.
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The children of Flowers Elena Ledesma, who was killed on September 11 while working at the World Trade Center as a maintenance coordinator at Marsh & McLennan, hug at the National September 11 Memorial during a morning commemoration ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attacks on the 18th anniversary.
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People hold up photos of family members that died at Ground Zero during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 at the National September 11 Memorial, Sept. 11, 2019 in New York.
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John Timson, 10, pauses at the National September 11 Memorial where his uncle Andrew Fisher's name is etched into a panel with other victims during a morning commemoration ceremony for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2019.
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A picture is propped by a flower in a name of a victim along the National September 11 Memorial during a morning commemoration ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attacks on its 18th anniversary.
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Observers embrace near the glade at the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2019, in New York.
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People leave flowers and flags during the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2019, in New York.
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A Families of Flight 93 member pays respects at the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after a Service of Remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The Wall of Names honor the 40 people killed in the crash of Flight 93.
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Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence meet with President of Families of Flight 93, Gordon Felt, right, as they arrive for the September 11th Flight 93 Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Sept. 11, 2019, on the 18th anniversary of the attacks. Felt's brother Edward Felt was one of the 40 passenger and crew killed on Flight 93.
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Members of the New York Fire Department commemorate the victims and first responders of 9/11 on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the FDNY EMS Training Academy in Queens, New York.
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Bereaved family members read the names of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks during a ceremony marking its 18th anniversary at the National September 11 Memorial, Sept. 11, 2019, in New York.
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Crowd members participate in a moment of silence honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Pentagon.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump place a wreath to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Pentagon.
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a moment of silence honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Washington.
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Members of Congress gather at the Capitol to observe the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2019. On front row, from left are Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, D-Calif., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.
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A woman stands next to the north pool prior to a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, at the National September 11 Memorial, Sept. 11, 2019 in New York.
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A U.S. flag hangs from a steel girder that was damaged in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, at a memorial in Jersey City, New Jersey, Sept. 11, 2019.
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Workers unfurl an American flag at sunrise at the Pentagon on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, on Sept. 11, 2019.
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The moon passes through the annual Tribute in Light on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, Sept. 10, 2019.
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Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, participate in a sunset memorial service on Sept. 10, 2019, as the nation prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
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New York Fire Department members attend a second funeral service for FDNY firefighter Michael Haub in Franklin Square, New York, Sept. 10, 2019. The firefighter from Long Island who died in the World Trade Center attacks is being remembered for a second time on the eve of the 18th anniversary of 9/11. Last week, the New York City medical examiner identified more of his remains recovered at ground zero.
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Erika Starke, left, is comforted by her son Michael Haub as they attend a second funeral service for New York Fire Department firefighter Michael Haub, in Franklin Square, New York, Sept. 10, 2019. The firefighter from New York's Long Island who died in the World Trade Center attacks is being remembered for a second time on the eve of the 18th anniversary of 9/11. The New York City medical examiner identified more of his remains recovered at ground zero last week.
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New York City police officers stand to honor the 266 Brooklyn residents who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, during a ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 in New York.
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, alongside former Invictus Games competitor Paul Vice, left, completes a trade as he attends the 15th annual BGC Charity Day, on Sept. 11, 2019, in London, England. The annual day is to commemorate the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald and the 61 EuroBrokers employees who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.
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Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, view the Wall of Names on Sept. 10, 2019, as the nation prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
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Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, participate in a sunset memorial service on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, as the nation prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
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A rose is placed into one of the names engraved into The World Trade Center Memorial pool, which stands on the the exact footprint where the Twin Towers stood, on September 10, 2019, in New York City.
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Norma Molina, of San Antonio, Texas, leaves flowers by the names of firefighters from Engine 33 at the September 11 Memorial, Sept. 9, 2019, in New York. Her boyfriend, Engine 33 firefighter Robert Edward Evans, was killed in the north tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Thousands of flags representing each of the 9/11 victims wave on a lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Sept. 8, 2019. The display is now an annual tradition.
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