Wednesday, September 11 is the 12th anniversary of the terrorists attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 men, women and children in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and at the plane crash site in Pennsylvania.
The anniversary is a day to remember those we lost and to stand with their families and loved ones.
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, many Americans were compelled to serve their fellow citizens and communities. As such, September 11 is now recognized as a day of service and remembrance. You can find ways to give back in your community by visiting Serve.gov.
Learn more about the 9/11 memorials in New York, Washington, DC and Shanksville, PA, look up the names of victims and view photos and recovered objects.
Please observe a moment of silence on September 11, starting at 8:46 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), to honor the victims who died as a result of the 2001 terrorist attacks.