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Remembering 9/11 at Flight 93 memorial and around country

| Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, make their way along the wall of names, to place a wreath at the wall, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, make their way along the wall of names, to place a wreath at the wall, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Gill Hall Elementary second-grader Charlie Gill bows his head and puts his hand over his heart as he and other students say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing patriotic songs around the flagpole outside of the school during a ceremony commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Gill Hall Elementary second-grader Charlie Gill bows his head and puts his hand over his heart as he and other students say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing patriotic songs around the flagpole outside of the school during a ceremony commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Gill Hall Elementary second-grader Jackie Holliday-White clutches an American flag at her heart as she and classmates sing patriotic songs around the flagpole outside of the school during a ceremony commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Gill Hall Elementary second-grader Jackie Holliday-White clutches an American flag at her heart as she and classmates sing patriotic songs around the flagpole outside of the school during a ceremony commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Off in the distance family makes their way to the boulder which marks the general location where the place wreckage was found, as mementos left along the path to the wall of names are seen in a cutout, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Off in the distance family makes their way to the boulder which marks the general location where the place wreckage was found, as mementos left along the path to the wall of names are seen in a cutout, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Chief Ranger Norman Nelson, carries a wreath along the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Chief Ranger Norman Nelson, carries a wreath along the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, along with the Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, and select family members,  place a wreath at the wall, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, along with the Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, and select family members, place a wreath at the wall, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
A wreath was placed at the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
A wreath was placed at the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Family members and dignitaries make their way to the 17 ton boulder that marks the general location of the plane crash, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Family members and dignitaries make their way to the 17 ton boulder that marks the general location of the plane crash, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, along with the Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, and select family members,  place a wreath at the wall, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, along with the Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, and select family members, place a wreath at the wall, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Chief Ranger Norman Nelson, carries a wreath along the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Chief Ranger Norman Nelson, carries a wreath along the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Family members of the victims, lead Vice President Mike Pence in a procession to the wreath placing ceremony at the wall of names, during 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Family members of the victims, lead Vice President Mike Pence in a procession to the wreath placing ceremony at the wall of names, during 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, along with the Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, and select family members,  place a wreath at the wall, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, along with the Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, and select family members, place a wreath at the wall, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Chief Ranger Norman Nelson, carries a wreath along the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Chief Ranger Norman Nelson, carries a wreath along the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Sunlight hits an American flag held by a Gill Hall Elementary student as the entire school gathered around the flagpole outside to say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing patriotic songs during a ceremony commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Sunlight hits an American flag held by a Gill Hall Elementary student as the entire school gathered around the flagpole outside to say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing patriotic songs during a ceremony commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
A Gill Hall Elementary waves a flag as he and other students exit the school to gather around the flagpole to say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing patriotic songs during a ceremony commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
A Gill Hall Elementary waves a flag as he and other students exit the school to gather around the flagpole to say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing patriotic songs during a ceremony commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
United States Vice President Mike Pence, honors those killed on Flight 93, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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United States Vice President Mike Pence, honors those killed on Flight 93, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
A park ranger keeps watch, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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A park ranger keeps watch, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Ellie and Everett Lata, kneel at the foot of their great grandmother Hilda Mason, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Ellie and Everett Lata, kneel at the foot of their great grandmother Hilda Mason, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
United States Vice President Mike Pence, honors those killed on Flight 93, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
United States Vice President Mike Pence, honors those killed on Flight 93, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Bells are rung, as each name of those killed on board Flight 93, are read, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Bells are rung, as each name of those killed on board Flight 93, are read, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Flowers are placed at the wall of names, under the name of Richard J. Guadango, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Flowers are placed at the wall of names, under the name of Richard J. Guadango, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Tears are shed by family and friends, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Tears are shed by family and friends, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
United States Vice President Mike Pence, honors those killed on Flight 93, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
United States Vice President Mike Pence, honors those killed on Flight 93, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Flowers brought by family members, wait to be placed at the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Flowers brought by family members, wait to be placed at the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Curtis Barfield, of Phoenixville, listens to the United States Air Force Band's Celtic Aire, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Curtis Barfield, of Phoenixville, listens to the United States Air Force Band's Celtic Aire, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Gordon Felt, president of the Friends and Families of Flight 93, talks about his brother Edward Porter Felt, who was a passenger on board Flight 93, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Gordon Felt, president of the Friends and Families of Flight 93, talks about his brother Edward Porter Felt, who was a passenger on board Flight 93, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Gordon Felt embraces Eileen Brady, at the wall of names, before a private wreath laying ceremony with Vice President Mike Pence, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Gordon Felt embraces Eileen Brady, at the wall of names, before a private wreath laying ceremony with Vice President Mike Pence, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Eileen Brady, sister of Deborah Jacobs Welsh, kisses a wreath,before heading to the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Eileen Brady, sister of Deborah Jacobs Welsh, kisses a wreath,before heading to the wall of names, during the 16th annual 9/11 memorial service, at the Flight 93 National Memorial, in Stoney CreekTownship, on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Cooper Hornack, 12, takes a close look at a fragment of the World Trade Center that is the centerpiece of a new memorial unveiled Monday at the American Legion in Lower Burrell.
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Cooper Hornack, 12, takes a close look at a fragment of the World Trade Center that is the centerpiece of a new memorial unveiled Monday at the American Legion in Lower Burrell.
Lower Burrell American Legion Post 868 Chaplain Paul Barton leads a prayer during the dedication ceremony of the new 9-11 memorial in Lower Burrell on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Lower Burrell American Legion Post 868 Chaplain Paul Barton leads a prayer during the dedication ceremony of the new 9-11 memorial in Lower Burrell on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Gary Long, president of the American Legion Riders, watches the unveiling of the new 9-11 memorial at the Lower Burrell American Legion on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Gary Long, president of the American Legion Riders, watches the unveiling of the new 9-11 memorial at the Lower Burrell American Legion on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Lower Burrell Mayor Richard Callender speaks during the dedication of a new 9-11 memorial at American Legion Post 868 in Lower Burrell on  Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Lower Burrell Mayor Richard Callender speaks during the dedication of a new 9-11 memorial at American Legion Post 868 in Lower Burrell on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
A piece of the World Trade Center sits in the center of a new 9-11 memorial unveiled Monday at the American Legion post in Lower Burrell.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune - Review
A piece of the World Trade Center sits in the center of a new 9-11 memorial unveiled Monday at the American Legion post in Lower Burrell.
Jamie Mace carries an American flag while walking past Faith Lutheran Church along Broadview Boulevard in Natrona Heights on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, the 16th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. Mace, a secretary for the Highlands School District, participated in the Team Red, White and Blue Moving Flag tribute with her sister Ashlie Daniels. Volunteers carry a flag continuously on Sept. 11 every year from 5:30 a.m., the time terrorists boarded planes that morning, until 8:30 p.m., the time President Bush addressed the nation about the attacks.
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Jamie Mace carries an American flag while walking past Faith Lutheran Church along Broadview Boulevard in Natrona Heights on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, the 16th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. Mace, a secretary for the Highlands School District, participated in the Team Red, White and Blue Moving Flag tribute with her sister Ashlie Daniels. Volunteers carry a flag continuously on Sept. 11 every year from 5:30 a.m., the time terrorists boarded planes that morning, until 8:30 p.m., the time President Bush addressed the nation about the attacks.

Dignitaries including Vice President Mike Pence and Gov. Tom Wolf gathered Monday morning at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stoney Creek Township, Somerset County, to remember the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, Pence commemorated the "heroes" of Flight 93 by reaffirming American resolve to eradicate terrorism.

Pence said the actions of the passengers of Flight 93 were the "first battle in the war between good and evil that we are in the midst of." Read the story .

Leading his first commemoration of the 9/11 anniversary, President Donald Trump said Monday that "the living, breathing soul of America wept with grief" for each of the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost on that day 16 years ago. Read the story .

Services remembering the people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, also were held at the White House and Ground Zero in New York City.

Flight 93 National Memorial


Around the area

Steel from World Trade Center helps Lower Burrell pay tribute to 9/11

About 200 people attended a 9/11 monument unveiling at American Legion Post 868 in Lower Burrell on Monday morning. The monument contains a rectangular piece of steel from New York City's iconic World Trade Center. Read the story .

9/11 victims, heroes honored at Dorseyville Middle School

Dorseyville Middle School students and staff in the Fox Chapel Area School District hosted two events to commemorate 9/11, a day when 3,000 people lost their lives in attacks in Washington, D.C., New York and in Pennsylvania. Read the story .


Washington D.C.

* President Donald Trump said Monday that "the living, breathing soul of America wept with grief" for each of the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost 16 years ago. Addressing an audience at the Pentagon, one of three sites attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, Trump used the anniversary to sternly warn terrorists that "America cannot be intimidated." Read the story .

New York City

* Scores of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others gathered Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Read the story .

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