Nation Honors Victims of Sept. 11 Attacks

Friday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 on the United States.

. Mitch Ellicott, a lieutenant with the Sussex County Sherriff’s office, is flanked by his sons Zachary, left, and Benjamin, both firefighters in Stanhope, New Jersey, take a moment to remember a family member lost in the attacks of September 11, 2001, on the 14th anniversary of the attacks.

At ground zero in Lower Manhattan, families of the lost gathered for a touchstone of the annual remembrance — the reading of the names of the almost 3,000 people killed there 14 years ago.

911 roses
911 roses

. Flowers are laid at the 9/11 Memorial site on Sept. 11. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania in 2001.

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911 flag

. A tiny American flag stands on the memorial in New York.

Andrew Burton / Getty Images


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