13 Years Later: The Nation Remembers Sept. 11

The nation remembers the fateful events of 9/11 with memorials and readings across the country.

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United States Marine Corps veteran John Croft, right, leads a group of athletes through calisthenics at the end of the GORUCK 9/11 Tribute Challenge, a few blocks from 1 World Trade Center on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in New York.
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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and others, put their hands on their hearts during the playing of Taps on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, as they mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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A Marine bugler plays Taps as President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and others, stand on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, as they mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and others, stand on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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A woman reaches out to touch rose on one of the benches of the Pentagon Memorial at the at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. President Barack Obama will attend the wreath laying later this morning to to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Storm clouds roll over 1 World Trade Center, center, seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., at sunrise, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Thirteen years after 9/11 forever changed the New York skyline, officials say developments at the World Trade Center are on track and on budget.
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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama Vice President Joe Biden, and others, stand during the playing of Taps on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Flowers sit on one of the benches of the Pentagon Memorial at the at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. President Barack Obama will attend the wreath laying later this morning to to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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White roses are placed in an inscribed name along the edge of the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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A man places a flower on one of the benches of the Pentagon Memorial at the at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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A woman pauses at the edge of the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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Anthony DeBlase, left, and his mother Anita, right, hold the paper as Alexandra DeBlase rubs the name of their lost loved one James V DeBlase during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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Family members, from left, Mitch, Maggie and Zach Ellicott , from New Jersey , take photos of the new 1 World Trade Center from the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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Janice Lynch, of Queens, pauses at the inscription of her friend Patricia Massani's name at the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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1 World Trade Center is reflected in the side of a building as Tyrone McClave, of Bristol, Penn., looks up at it during a moment of silence on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in New York.
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Jose Colon, of New York, looks up at 1 World Trade Center before a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in New York.
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Sam Pulia, mayor of Westchester, Ill., and a former police officer of the same town, mourns over the name of his cousin, New York firefighter Thomas Anthony Casoria, who was killed in the South Tower in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, prior to the the memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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A firefighter looks at a memorial mural on the outside of firehouse Engine 10 Company 10 adjacent to the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Three hundred forty three New York firefighters were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
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Police officers, rear, patrol a few blocks from the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site before a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in New York.
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A rose is left at the name of Michael Grady during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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Memorabilia left for a loved one at the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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Rick Sarmiento, center, embraces Karen Bingham, left, and Nancy Root, right, during a visit to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, Shanksville, Pa. Karen Bingham's son Mark Bingham was a passenger on Flight 93, as was Nancy Root's cousin Lorraine G. Bay.
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United States Navy veteran Richard Fill, of Easton, Penn., looks up at 1 World Trade Center during a moment of silence on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in New York.
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writes on a replica of a twin trade towers behind a sea of American flags during a memorial in Matthews, N.C., on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The 2,997 American flags are displayed for each person lost on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Retired Matthews Fire Department Captain Dob Bobbitt walks past a sea of American flags during a memorial in Matthews, N.C., on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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Paola Braut, of Belgium, cries over a photograph of her son Patrice along the edge of the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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Members of the New York Police Department, Fire Department of New York and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department carry an American flag at the beginning of the memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
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