15 Years Later: 9/11 Memorial Honors Victims in Solemn Tribute

A red rose and a white rose stand beside a small American flag at a name on the 9/11 Memorial.
Tributes left on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

Fifteen years ago today, under a clear blue sky, millions across our nation and overseas witnessed the horrific tragedy and watched in shock as our world was forever changed in 102 minutes. 

Today we remember the nearly 3,000 innocent men, women, and children who were killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon, and near Shanksville, Pa. Hundreds of family members of 9/11 victims and influential political and military figures gathered on the 9/11 Memorial for the 15th anniversary commemoration ceremony. 

"Despite the passage of time, together, we at the 9/11 Memorial with the millions of visitors who come from all over the world each year, continue to honor the pledge to never forget and ensure the names of those who were killed and the actions of so many who rushed into rather than away from danger remain a permanent part of history," 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said.

As we stand in unity in solemn remembrance today, the nation will pause to reflect on how we can carry on the memories of our loved ones, now and forever.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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