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Today, we remember the 2,996 people killed in the cowardly terrorist attacks on the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, and Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Today, we remember the 1,400+ first responders who have died in the years since the attack from illnesses related to that day. Today, we uplift the families of the victims and the survivors who walked from the rubble. Today, we remember the raw emotion we felt, the shock and anger, the unity and love. Today, we renew our pledges of “never again” and “never forget.” 

List of Victims on United Airlines Flight 93, Shanksville, PA: #NeverForget #Sept11 #Flight93
Christian Adams
Lorraine G. Bay
Todd Beamer
Alan Beaven
Mark K. Bingham
Deora Frances Bodley
Sandra W. Bradshaw
Marion Britton
Thomas E. Burnett Jr.
William Cashman
Georgine Rose Corrigan
Patricia Cushing
Jason Dahl
Joseph Deluca
Patrick Driscoll
Edward Porter Felt
Jane C. Folger
Colleen Fraser
Andrew Garcia
Jeremy Glick
Lauren Grandcolas
Wanda A. Green
Donald F. Greene
Linda Gronlund
Richard Guadagno
Leroy Homer, Jr.
Toshiya Kuge
CeeCee Lyles
Hilda Marcin
Waleska Martinez
Nicole Miller
Louis J. Nacke, II
Donald Arthur Peterson
Jean Hoadley Peterson
Mark Rothenberg
Christine Snyder
John Talignani
Honor Elizabeth Wainio
Deborah Ann Jacobs Welsh
Kristin Gould White

Today, we remember the events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, when radical Islamist terrorists hijacked four planes and flew them into buildings, killing nearly 3,000 people, both civilians and government officials.  We also remember the bravery of Flight 93, whose passengers overwhelmed the terrorists and downed the plane in a field near Shanksville, PA before it could reach Washington DC.

Never Forget: 13 Photos from September 11, 2001

Today, we remember the events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, when radical Islamist terrorists hijacked four planes and flew them into buildings, killing nearly 3,000 people, both civilians and government officials.  We also remember the bravery of Flight 93, whose passengers overwhelmed the terrorists and downed the plane in a field near Shanksville, PA before it could reach Washington DC.

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“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”
—President Obama in a 2011 radio address

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”
—Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, in Shanksville, Pa., in 2002

“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.”
—President George W. Bush at the Pentagon in 2008 

“So many names, there is barely room on the walls of the heart.”
—New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the World Trade Center site in 2003

A common field one day. A field of honor forever.

On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted.

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Please, I ask of you to watch this. On History Channel, A&E, Biography Channel, or Lifetime, this documentary will be airing – on all those channels – at 8:46 am (eastern time). 102 Minutes that Changed America is a fantastic documentary that tells the tale of the average person in New York City on September 11th, 2001. There is no narration, and the film is a collection of homemade videos taken by ordinary citizens. At times, it is very tough to watch, but it’s a film where you must watch. 

Never forget September 11th, 2001, because, if we do, history will repeat itself. 

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World reactions to the 9/11 attacks – A look back

The world reacted in horror following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and injured over 6,000 others in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa. In the days that followed, millions of people around the world paid tribute to the victims with makeshift memorials, and stood in solidarity with the United States. Here are just some of images of the outpouring, captured by news photographers. (Dylan Stableford/Yahoo News)

(Photos: Jan Bauer/AP, Sergei Grits/AP, Heribert Proepper/AP, Hidajet Delic/AP, Denis Doyle/AP, Gent Shkullaku/Reuters, Elise Amendola/AP, Raj Patidar/Reuters)

See more images from the 9/11 World Reactions on Yahoo News