The Defense Department honors the memories of those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa.
The World Trade Center North Tower
American Airlines Flight 11
The World Trade Center South Tower
United Airlines Flight 175
American Airlines Flight 77
United Airlines Flight 93
The steel slab with its crimson and blue background looms over USS New York's amphibious well deck. With help from several others, Richard Othmer recovered the steel from the remnants of Ground Zero. Twenty years after 9/11, Othmer's son, Tom Othmer, continues his father's legacy.
Americans must remember what happened on this date 20 years ago and rededicate themselves to defending the idea of America, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said at a Pentagon ceremony honoring those killed in the terror attack on the Pentagon.
President Joe Biden said unity in America is the nation’s greatest strength – reflected by a coming-together of U.S. citizens in the days and months that followed the greatest attack on U.S. soil by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.
Sailors from the USS Arlington, USS New York and USS Somerset, as well as others, attended an observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, for the heroes of United Flight 93, which crashed at 10:03 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001.
At a 9/11 memorial event at the Pentagon, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks said she remembers the resiliency of Americans following the attacks.
The Marine Forces Special Operations Command shares a message in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the attacks on 9/11.
Two decades ago, Air Force Lt. Gen. Marc H. Sasseville, now the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, was a lieutenant colonel with the D.C. Air National Guard. When aircraft hit the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, the nation went on alert — and so did he.
Stories told by survivors and others impacted by the 9/11 attack at the Pentagon.
The Pentagon Memorial
National September 11 Memorial Museum
National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
Flight 93 National Memorial
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