Images: 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 national memorials

 
Updated 9/11/2021 3:44 PM

A solemn nation gathered Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with memorials throughout the country.

Flag bearers rehearse before ceremonies Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
Flag bearers rehearse before ceremonies Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
An American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon in Washington Saturday at sunrise on the morning of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The American flag is draped over the site of impact at the Pentagon. In the foreground, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, which opened in 2008 adjacent to the site, commemorates the lives lost at the Pentagon and onboard American Airlines Flight 77.
An American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon in Washington Saturday at sunrise on the morning of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The American flag is draped over the site of impact at the Pentagon. In the foreground, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, which opened in 2008 adjacent to the site, commemorates the lives lost at the Pentagon and onboard American Airlines Flight 77.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Firefighters from Massachusetts gather with others outside the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Saturday during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the attacks in New York.
Firefighters from Massachusetts gather with others outside the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Saturday during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the attacks in New York.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
A firefighter places his hand on the name engravings on the south pool during ceremonies Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
A firefighter places his hand on the name engravings on the south pool during ceremonies Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
A mourner stands at the south pool Saturday before ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
A mourner stands at the south pool Saturday before ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
From left, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, attend a ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
From left, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, attend a ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
A mourner brings roses to the north pool after the conclusion of ceremonies Saturday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
A mourner brings roses to the north pool after the conclusion of ceremonies Saturday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
A National Park Service ranger stands in front of the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, before a Service of Remembrance Saturday as the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
A National Park Service ranger stands in front of the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, before a Service of Remembrance Saturday as the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
A mourner places a flag at the south pool Saturday before ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
A mourner places a flag at the south pool Saturday before ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
A Port Authority police officer stands guard by the south pool during ceremonies Saturday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
A Port Authority police officer stands guard by the south pool during ceremonies Saturday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
A New York firefighter stands at attention Saturday on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
A New York firefighter stands at attention Saturday on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP
Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, participate in a sunset memorial service Friday as the nation prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Visitors to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, participate in a sunset memorial service Friday as the nation prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Flowers are placed at the name of Frank Spinelli before ceremonies Saturday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
Flowers are placed at the name of Frank Spinelli before ceremonies Saturday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
Anthony Behar, Pool Photo via AP
People visit the Sept. 11 memorial Saturday on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York.
People visit the Sept. 11 memorial Saturday on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York.
Mike Segar/Pool Photo via AP
The photos of Sept. 11 victims are carried by family and friends as they attend a ceremony Saturday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
The photos of Sept. 11 victims are carried by family and friends as they attend a ceremony Saturday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP
A man mourns at the Sept. 11 memorial before ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
A man mourns at the Sept. 11 memorial before ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
Mike Segar/Pool Photo via AP
New York police and firefighters hold a U.S. flag as a band plays the national anthem Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial during a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
New York police and firefighters hold a U.S. flag as a band plays the national anthem Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial during a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, center, attends ceremonies Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, center, attends ceremonies Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
Chip Somodevilla/Pool Photo via AP
Katie Mascali is comforted by her fiancee Andre Jabban Saturday as they stand near the name of her father Joseph Mascali, with FDNY Rescue 5, attending ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York.
Katie Mascali is comforted by her fiancee Andre Jabban Saturday as they stand near the name of her father Joseph Mascali, with FDNY Rescue 5, attending ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York.
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Police officers salute at the start of ceremonies Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
Police officers salute at the start of ceremonies Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
A memorial flag is brought onto the stage during ceremonies Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
A memorial flag is brought onto the stage during ceremonies Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
A person reacts as they attend a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
A person reacts as they attend a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Saturday at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
People react as they attend a ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
People react as they attend a ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
A person carries a depiction of an American flag near one of the reflecting pools at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum as people attend a ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the attacks in New York.
A person carries a depiction of an American flag near one of the reflecting pools at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum as people attend a ceremony Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the attacks in New York.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
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