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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to be Held at Pentagon Memorial

Photo, Lipton Sale
Photo: Lipton Sale

This Saturday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and President Barack Obama will speak at a ceremony on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The event will be held at the Pentagon Memorial and is for friends and family members of those lost in the attacks.

Other than remarks from the president, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of defense, the ceremony will include a moment of silence, wreath laying and playing of America the Beautiful.

The Pentagon Memorial was opened Sept. 11, 2008. It includes 184 individual memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the Pentagon who lost their lives at 9:37 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001.

Many other events will be held around the country this weekend remembering those who died in the attacks, including a commemoration ceremony in Manhattan and speeches by Michelle Obama and Laura Bush at the 911 Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.

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