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Image description: Sailors fold the American flag aboard the USS Mobile Bay in memory of lives lost during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman, U.S. Navy.

Image description: Sailors fold the American flag aboard the USS Mobile Bay in memory of lives lost during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Walter M. Wayman, U.S. Navy.

Honoring the Victims of the September 11 Attacks

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA. Please observe a moment of silence on September 11 at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the victims.

The anniversary is a day to remember those we lost, and to stand with their families and loved ones. It’s a time to honor all victims of terrorism, including those who have been targeted by al Qaeda and other groups around the globe.

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, many Americans were compelled to serve their fellow citizens and communities. As a tribute to that spirit, this Sunday will be the third official National Day of Service and Remembrance. This year, more than 1 million Americans are expected to serve in their communities. Service projects range from food drives and home repairs to neighborhood cleanups and disaster preparation activities. You can find volunteer opportunities in your town at Serve.gov.

Learn more about commemorative services and what you can do to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.