(PHOTOS) Moving Photos From Yesterday’s 9/11 Ceremonies – American Military News

(PHOTOS) Moving Photos From Yesterday’s 9/11 Ceremonies

Yesterday, the nation reflected on the terrorist attacks 12 years ago that changed our world forever. From coast to coast, Americans paused and remembered those lost in the attack, the first responders who put others before themselves and the troops who fight everyday to make sure this never happens again.

Below are some of our favorite pictures from yesterday.

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A visitor walks through the “Empty Sky” memorial to New Jersey’s victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Jersey City, N.J. One World Trade Center is visible across the Hudson River. (Photo by Mel Evans/AP)

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New York City firefighters from Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9, hold flowers during a ceremony at a park dedicated to honoring members of the firehouse on West 48th Street who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center on the 12th anniversary of the attacks in New York, September 11, 2013. (Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)

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FDNY Firefighter Mike Bellantoni of New York prepares a memento at the Firefighter’s Memorial adjacent to the World Trade Center Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 before the start of the official ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial nearby. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden join members of the White House staff during a moment of silence to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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A woman makes a rubbings of a name at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies for the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2013 in New York City. The nation is commemorating the anniversary of the 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Following the attacks in New York, the former location of the Twin Towers has been turned into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  (Photo by David Handschuh-Pool/Getty Images)

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Isabella Webster and others with the Council Rock High School South band of Holland, Pa., stand during prayer at a ceremony marking the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Katya Busoolo pauses to remember her mom Irina Kolpakova at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2013 in New York City. The nation is commemorating the anniversary of the 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Following the attacks in New York, the former location of the Twin Towers has been turned into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  (Photo by Alejandra Villa-Pool/Getty Images)

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Army JROTC members Samantha Clark (L), 14, and Jesse Weaver, 19, from Uniontown, Pennsylvania walk past the names during ceremonies commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2013 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The nation is commemorating the anniversary of the 2001 attacks, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

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Friends and family members gather at the 9/11 Memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2013 in New York City. The nation is commemorating the anniversary of the 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Following the attacks in New York, the former location of the Twin Towers has been turned into the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  (Photo by Alejandra Villa-Pool/Getty Images)

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Participants stand at attention during an event on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, at the Pentagon memorial near Washington September 11, 2013. Bagpipes, bells and a reading of the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2001. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)

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