Police Officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey carry an American flag that flew over at the World Trade Center towers during a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
Marcio Rodriguez holds a United States flag as he pays respects in front of the construction site of One World Trade Center during the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York.
Sofia, Dominick, and Maureen Esposito, left to right, listen as the name of their relative Frankie Esposito is read during the observance of the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in New York.
Friends and relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center attend a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York.
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There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared to enter a new, scaled-back chapter of collective mourning for the worst terror attack in U.S. history.