Sept. 11: Day of Mourning and Remembrance

As we approach the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, take a look back at how communities around the country mourn and remember loved ones lost.

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A US Navy sailor throws a wreath into the Persian Gulf, as another sailor salutes, during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony on USS Theodore Roosevelt, Sept. 11, 2015.
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Betsy Wolk and her husband Herb Wolk of Maryland, remember their son-in-law Lt. Darin H. Pontell, who lost his life during the 9/11 Pentagon attack, September 11, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sept. 11, 2015, to observe a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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The American flag flies at half-staff from the dome of the U.S. Capitol on the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in Washington, Friday, September 11, 2015.
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Family members of Ruth Sheila Lapin pose for a picture as they visit the memorial during 14th Anniversary ceremony of the terrorist attacks at the 9/11 memorial on September 11, 2015 in New York.
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A photo of New York firefighter Edward James Day is placed in his name at the 9/11 memorial during 14th Anniversary ceremony of the terrorist attacks, on September 11, 2015 in New York.
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A U.S. flag is draped on the side of the Pentagon where the building was attacked on September 11th in 2001, on the 14th anniversary of the attack, Sept. 11, 2015, in Washington.
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Army Sgt. Edwin Morales prays during a ceremony at the World Trade Center site in New York on Sept. 11, 2015.
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Retired New York City firefighter Joseph McCormick visits the South Pool prior to a ceremony at the World Trade Center site in New York on Sept. 11, 2015.
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A group holds flags as they prepare to run while they stand inside the "Empty Sky" memorial to New Jersey's victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, early Sept. 11, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J.
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(R-L) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, former New York mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani attend the 14th Anniversary ceremony of the terrorist attacks at the 9/11 memorial on September 11, 2015 in New York.
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A U.S. flag is placed on the 9/11 memorial before the ceremony to commemorate the 14th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2015 in New York.
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A United Airlines flight crew member participates in a candlelight memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa, Sept. 10, 2015.
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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and others, pause on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sept. 11, 2015, as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Members of the New York Police department attend a rehearsal at the 9/11 memorial before the ceremony to commemorate the 14th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks, on September 11, 2015 in New York.
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(R-L) U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and US Senator Schumer attend the 14th Anniversary ceremony of the terrorist attacks at the 9/11 memorial on September 11, 2015 in New York.
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Tamir Rivera, of Newark, N.J., pauses to look at the names on the "Empty Sky" memorial to New Jersey's victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks early Sept. 11, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J.
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A visitor pauses at the Wall of Names at sunrise before a Service of Remembrance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, as the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Candles in memory of the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93, line the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa, Sept. 10, 2015, as the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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Ben Wainio, who's daughter Elizabeth Wainio was one of the 40 crew and passengers on United Airlines Flight 93, climbs a path to the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitors Center in Shanksville, Pa, Sept. 11, 2015, as the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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(L-R) Zachary Ellicott, a firefighter in Stanhope, NJ, Mitch Ellicott, a lieutenant with the Sussex County Sherrif's office and father to Zach and Benjamin, and Benjamin Ellicott, a firefighter in Stanhope, NJ, take a moment to remember a family member lost in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, on September 11, 2015 in New York City.
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The U.S. flag over the White House in Washington, DC, flies at half-staff on September 11, 2015, on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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National Park Service rangers wait for family members of the crash victims and dignitaries at the visitor center at the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 10, 2015 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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Betsy Wolk (L) and her husband Herb Wolk (R) of Columbia, Maryland, remember their son-in-law Lt. Darin H. Pontell, who lost his life during the 9/11 Pentagon attack.
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A person at the visitor center at the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 10, 2015 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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A NATO service member takes part in a memorial ceremony on the fourteenth anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the United States at the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.
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