Americans Remembered 9/11

Last Sunday was the 15th anniversary of 9/11, when more than 3,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks in the United States.

For many Americans, the tragic events of September 11, 2001 instill a renewed sense of patriotism and an incentive to serve others.  Here are some ways that some reflected, served, and remembered September 11:

  • Observed a moment of silence. Many Americans observed a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), marking the exact moment Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center.
  • Held memorial services. ┬áMemorial services for those who lost their lives and the families and friends who were impacted by the events of September 11 were held all across the country.
  • Volunteered for service. September 11 was a National Day of Service and Remembrance, when individuals could volunteer in communities around the country.

Learn about what happened on 9/11. Find out what happened 15 years ago at the airplane crash sites in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania by visiting the online National 911 Pentagon Memorial.