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Remembering September 11th - 15th Anniversary
... Since September 11th, 2001, millions of America’s best young men and women have volunteered to respond to those attacks and to defend what’s best about America and civilization itself – our freedoms, our values, our care for life, our way of life.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Sept. 11, 2016


The terrorist attacks killed 2,606 people at the World Trade Center, 40 people in Pennsylvania and 184 people at the Pentagon.

News and Feature Stories

Obama, Pentagon Leaders Honor 9/11 Victims at Remembrance Ceremony

President Barack Obama speaks during an observance ceremony at the Pentagon

In the 15 years since terrorists attacked the United States, the steadfast love and faithfulness of survivors, families and friends of those who died have been an inspiration to President Barack Obama and the entire country, the commander-in-chief said at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial observance. Story

Pentagon Personnel Remember 9/11

Helicopters land to evacuate casualties from the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

Even after 15 years, those who experienced the horror of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon say they remember it as if it was yesterday. Story

Empire Shield: National Guard Stands Watch to Prevent Another 9/11

Soldiers and airmen with Joint Task Force Empire Shield stand in formation

Since 9/11, soldiers with the New York National Guard have signed on as part of Joint Task Force Empire Shield, which places a military presence at transit hubs throughout New York City to prevent another terrorist attack. Story

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