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Americans remember loved ones lost on 9/11

Bells tolled in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the sites where thousands died at in the 9/11 attacks 14 years ago. While hundreds of families and survivors marked the moment, it was also a day for honoring the sacrifice by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

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    Americans looked back today on a day that changed the world, 9/11.

    Crowds were somewhat smaller for the latest anniversary of the attacks, but many brought renewed determination to never forget. It's become a tradition on this day of remembrance. Bells tolled in New York, Washington, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the sites where nearly 3,000 people died at the hands of al-Qaida skyjackers 14 years ago.

    The day began with a moment of silence at the White House, 8:46 a.m., when the first of two airliners hurtled into the Twin Towers in New York. And hundreds of families and survivors marked the moment there, at Ground Zero, near the new One World Trade Center.

    The pain and emotions from 2001 were again visible on their faces.

  • WOMAN:

    Anthony Luparello. Gary Frederick Lutnick.


    And in the voices of relatives who read out the names of lost loved ones, along with personal messages.

  • MAN:

    I know you're looking down smiling and shaking your head, saying that I'm nervous, but I am. So, God bless, son. Love you. Keep smiling.

  • WOMAN:

    Dad, thank you so much for your memories. And I really wish you could meet your granddaughter, because she reminds me of you so much.


    Somber ceremonies played out at the Pentagon as well, where the Navy Brass Quintet played and a giant American flag marked the site where a third plane struck.

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter took aim at attackers then and now.

  • ASHTON CARTER, U.S. Defense Secretary:

    Terrorists who hope to intimidate us will find no satisfaction and no success in threatening the United States.


    A short time later, in Shanksville, crowds turned out for a second day at the new memorial to the United flight that went down in an open field.

    It was also a day for honoring the sacrifice by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11. President Obama met this afternoon with soldiers at Fort Meade, Maryland. In turn, American troops in Kabul marked the first anniversary of the attacks since U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan formally ended.

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