Images: Sept. 11 ceremonies across the nation and suburbs

 
 
Updated 9/11/2020 9:27 PM

Across the nation, ceremonies are being held Friday for the 19th anniversary of the terror attacks. Hijacked planes piloted by al-Qaida terrorists crashed on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Associated PressMourners hug beside the names of the deceased Jesus Sanchez and Marianne MacFarlane at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans commemorated 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Associated PressMourners hug beside the names of the deceased Jesus Sanchez and Marianne MacFarlane at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans commemorated 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Mourners place flowers and pictures in the name cutout of Kyung Hee (Casey) Cho at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans are commemorating 9/11 as a new national crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic reconfigures and divides anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carves a path through the observances.
Mourners place flowers and pictures in the name cutout of Kyung Hee (Casey) Cho at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans are commemorating 9/11 as a new national crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic reconfigures and divides anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carves a path through the observances.
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A tear rolls down the cheek of Mary Ellen Hollis of Elmwood Park during the Batavia Overseas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197 and Auxiliary Patriot Day tribute Friday September 11, 2020 in Batavia to honor everyone lost on September 11, 2001.
  A tear rolls down the cheek of Mary Ellen Hollis of Elmwood Park during the Batavia Overseas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197 and Auxiliary Patriot Day tribute Friday September 11, 2020 in Batavia to honor everyone lost on September 11, 2001.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bill Gray reads aloud the events that happened September 11, 2001, during the Batavia Overseas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197 and Auxiliary Patriot Day tribute Friday September 11, 2020 in Batavia to honor everyone lost on September 11, 2001.
  U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bill Gray reads aloud the events that happened September 11, 2001, during the Batavia Overseas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197 and Auxiliary Patriot Day tribute Friday September 11, 2020 in Batavia to honor everyone lost on September 11, 2001.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
First responders pause for reflection during the Batavia Overseas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197 and Auxiliary Patriot Day tribute Friday September 11, 2020 in Batavia to honor everyone lost on September 11, 2001.
  First responders pause for reflection during the Batavia Overseas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197 and Auxiliary Patriot Day tribute Friday September 11, 2020 in Batavia to honor everyone lost on September 11, 2001.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bill Gray sings the national anthem during the Batavia Overseas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197 and Auxiliary Patriot Day tribute Friday September 11, 2020 in Batavia to honor everyone lost on September 11, 2001.
  U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bill Gray sings the national anthem during the Batavia Overseas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197 and Auxiliary Patriot Day tribute Friday September 11, 2020 in Batavia to honor everyone lost on September 11, 2001.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
An unidentified group of men salute during the national anthem during the Batavia Overseas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197 and Auxiliary Patriot Day tribute Friday September 11, 2020 in Batavia to honor everyone lost on September 11, 2001.
  An unidentified group of men salute during the national anthem during the Batavia Overseas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1197 and Auxiliary Patriot Day tribute Friday September 11, 2020 in Batavia to honor everyone lost on September 11, 2001.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump lay a wreath at a 19th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. At left is Ed Root, whose cousin was flight attendant Lorraine Bay.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump lay a wreath at a 19th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. At left is Ed Root, whose cousin was flight attendant Lorraine Bay.
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden talks with Maria Fisher, 90, whose son Andrew Fisher was killed in north World Trade Center tower, at the 19th anniversary ceremony in observance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden talks with Maria Fisher, 90, whose son Andrew Fisher was killed in north World Trade Center tower, at the 19th anniversary ceremony in observance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
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Retired Palatine Firefighter/Paramedic Mark Hallett at a memorial ceremony Friday morning at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial to honor those killed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
  Retired Palatine Firefighter/Paramedic Mark Hallett at a memorial ceremony Friday morning at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial to honor those killed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Stanley Anton, a U.S. Marine veteran with 25 years of service, sorts American flags he brought to a memorial ceremony Friday morning at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial to honor those killed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He is from Palatine.
  Stanley Anton, a U.S. Marine veteran with 25 years of service, sorts American flags he brought to a memorial ceremony Friday morning at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial to honor those killed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He is from Palatine.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Palatine Fire Department Honor Guard marches to a memorial ceremony Friday morning at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial to honor those killed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
  Palatine Fire Department Honor Guard marches to a memorial ceremony Friday morning at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial to honor those killed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Palatine Firefighter Lt. Norm Bemis places a wreath at a memorial ceremony Friday morning at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial to honor those killed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
  Palatine Firefighter Lt. Norm Bemis places a wreath at a memorial ceremony Friday morning at the Palatine Firefighters Memorial to honor those killed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
U.S. Army Sgt. Edwin Morales arrives to place flowers for fallen FDNY firefighter Ruben D. Correa at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. The names of nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will be read by family members at a ceremony organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
U.S. Army Sgt. Edwin Morales arrives to place flowers for fallen FDNY firefighter Ruben D. Correa at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. The names of nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will be read by family members at a ceremony organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
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The raising of the flag to "Half Staff" was conducted by the Naperville fire department as members of the American Legion Post 43 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3873 salute at the 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
  The raising of the flag to "Half Staff" was conducted by the Naperville fire department as members of the American Legion Post 43 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3873 salute at the 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The Naperville police and fire departments with the American Legion Post 43 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3873 personal at the 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks as people line the Riverwalk paying their respects.
  The Naperville police and fire departments with the American Legion Post 43 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3873 personal at the 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks as people line the Riverwalk paying their respects.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The Naperville police and fire departments with the American Legion Post 43 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3873 personal at the 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
  The Naperville police and fire departments with the American Legion Post 43 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3873 personal at the 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The presentation of colors by the combined color guard of the Naperville police and fire departments with the American Legion Post 43 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3873 personal at the 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
  The presentation of colors by the combined color guard of the Naperville police and fire departments with the American Legion Post 43 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3873 personal at the 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Naperville fire department personal raise the flag with the help of the snorkel truck at Naperville's 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks at the Dan Shanower Memorial.
  Naperville fire department personal raise the flag with the help of the snorkel truck at Naperville's 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks at the Dan Shanower Memorial.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The Naperville Police Department personal stand at attention at the 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. A rose stands against the beam that was part of one of the twin towers making up the Dan Shanower Memorial.
  The Naperville Police Department personal stand at attention at the 911 remembrance marking the 19th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. A rose stands against the beam that was part of one of the twin towers making up the Dan Shanower Memorial.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Mourners pause during a moment of silence at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Mourners pause during a moment of silence at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Associated Press
Mounted police officers sit outside the Visitor's Center at the Flight 93 National Memorial before a memorial service attended by President Donald Trump in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
Mounted police officers sit outside the Visitor's Center at the Flight 93 National Memorial before a memorial service attended by President Donald Trump in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
Associated Press
From left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Jill Biden with her husband Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, observe a moment of silence during a ceremony organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. The names of nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will be read by family members.
From left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Jill Biden with her husband Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, observe a moment of silence during a ceremony organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. The names of nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will be read by family members.
Associated Press
U.S. Army Sgt. Edwin Morales, center right, salutes after placing flowers for fallen FDNY firefighter Ruben D. Correa at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. The names of nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will be read by family members at a ceremony organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
U.S. Army Sgt. Edwin Morales, center right, salutes after placing flowers for fallen FDNY firefighter Ruben D. Correa at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. The names of nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks will be read by family members at a ceremony organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Associated Press
Rev. Dr. Zaki L. Zaki prays with Roselle Police and others gathered for a Sept. 11 memorial observance at Roselle United Methodist Church Friday.
  Rev. Dr. Zaki L. Zaki prays with Roselle Police and others gathered for a Sept. 11 memorial observance at Roselle United Methodist Church Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Organist Karen Mazza plays from a glass vestibule as people wearing masks are reflected as they gather on the lawn for a Sept. 11 memorial observance at Roselle United Methodist Church Friday.
  Organist Karen Mazza plays from a glass vestibule as people wearing masks are reflected as they gather on the lawn for a Sept. 11 memorial observance at Roselle United Methodist Church Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Roselle police officers participate in a Sept. 11 memorial observance ceremony at Roselle United Methodist Church Friday.
  Roselle police officers participate in a Sept. 11 memorial observance ceremony at Roselle United Methodist Church Friday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Mourners pause during a moment of silence at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Mourners pause during a moment of silence at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Associated Press
U.S. Army Sgt. Edwin Morales arrives to place flowers for fallen FDNY firefighter Ruben D. Correa at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
U.S. Army Sgt. Edwin Morales arrives to place flowers for fallen FDNY firefighter Ruben D. Correa at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Associated Press
President Donald Trump speaks at a 19th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
President Donald Trump speaks at a 19th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
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President Donald Trump sits on stage with first lady Melania Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt at a 19th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
President Donald Trump sits on stage with first lady Melania Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt at a 19th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
Associated Press
A mourner brushes water over the inscribed names of the deceased with his fingers at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
A mourner brushes water over the inscribed names of the deceased with his fingers at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Associated Press
Mourners placed flowers in the name cutout of Kyung Hee (Casey) Cho at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans are commemorating 9/11 as a new national crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic reconfigures and divides anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carves a path through the observances.
Mourners placed flowers in the name cutout of Kyung Hee (Casey) Cho at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans are commemorating 9/11 as a new national crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic reconfigures and divides anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carves a path through the observances.
Associated Press
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, left, greets Vice President Mike Pence, right, at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, left, greets Vice President Mike Pence, right, at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Associated Press
Mourners pause at the north reflecting pool as flowers are placed in the names of the dead at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans are commemorating 9/11 as a new national crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic reconfigures and divides anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carves a path through the observances.
Mourners pause at the north reflecting pool as flowers are placed in the names of the dead at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans are commemorating 9/11 as a new national crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic reconfigures and divides anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carves a path through the observances.
Associated Press
Flowers are placed in the inscribed names of deceased at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Flowers are placed in the inscribed names of deceased at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign.
Associated Press
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
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A large American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon ahead of ceremonies at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to honor the 184 people killed in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, in Washington, Friday Sept. 11, 2020.
A large American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon ahead of ceremonies at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to honor the 184 people killed in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, in Washington, Friday Sept. 11, 2020.
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper lays a wreath during a ceremony at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to honor the 184 people killed in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, in Washington, Friday Sept. 11, 2020.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper lays a wreath during a ceremony at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to honor the 184 people killed in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, in Washington, Friday Sept. 11, 2020.
Associated Press
Veteran and Luzerne County employee Dino Ninotti holds a Flag of Honor during a 9/11 Ceremony Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Luzerne County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. September 11, marked 19 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center, The Pentagon and Flight 93 that crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pa. Officials at the Luzerne County Courthouse marked the occasion, holding a remembrance ceremony Friday at the South Lawn of the County Courthouse starting promptly at 8:46 a.m., which is the time when the first plane hit the first tower on that fateful day.
Veteran and Luzerne County employee Dino Ninotti holds a Flag of Honor during a 9/11 Ceremony Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Luzerne County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. September 11, marked 19 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center, The Pentagon and Flight 93 that crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pa. Officials at the Luzerne County Courthouse marked the occasion, holding a remembrance ceremony Friday at the South Lawn of the County Courthouse starting promptly at 8:46 a.m., which is the time when the first plane hit the first tower on that fateful day.
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