America commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks | USA TODAY 1

America commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks | USA TODAY

 

For the 20th time, America will pause for, read the names of and remember the nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks that stunned and forever changed the nation.

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In New York City, at the Pentagon and outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, ceremonies to remember the attacks that occurred there 20 years ago are being held Saturday, and President Joe Biden plans to visit each site.

The 20th anniversary of the attacks comes amid the United States' chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, a war started in response to the attacks and one that has left many 9/11 families and survivors, veterans and Americans with mixed emotions.

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    1. Revelation 21:4
      ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

      Psalm 34:18
      The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

      Psalm 147:3
      He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

      John 14:1
      “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.

      Joshua 1:9
      Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

      Romans 8:28
      And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

      Matthew 5:4
      Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

      1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
      Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

      1 Thessalonians 4:17-18
      After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

    2. They hav to deal with this every yr for the rest of their lives! I can’t imagine being them. They will never heal from this

  1. I was in highschool when this happened. I used to live in Staten Island and we had a clear view of the towers…that morning everything was calm and normal until one of my friends looked out the window and saw smoke billowing from the towers. Then we saw the second plane hit the other tower.

    1. I live in Michigan we were about to watch a movie and the channel was on watching a show that had a view of NY and the WTC, my friend started screaming “Is That a joke” omg “Is this a joke”.. The day America was changed forever…

  2. October 1, 2000 I was birthed, and not even 1 year later, this happened. What fuels me to love my country and the people around me for the rest of my life is our bravery and our courage to keep fighting and to not let this terrible act put is down. We are stronger because of this. God Bless the victims and God Bless the United States Of America

    1. I also have a cousin in ny who was born in October 2000 as well, wasn’t even a year old when it happened. Crazy what happened but we must be strong and not let this hold us back.

  3. I wasn’t born yet when this happened but I had relatives living in ny at the time it happened. Ironically my cousin who lived there was about to be 1 when it happened and my other cousin (their siblings) was born in September shortly after the 1 year anniversary the following year. Crazy .

  4. It’s really sad when even a heartwrenching event like the 9/11 assault on America was not enough to sustain a sense of unity amongst the citizens. Instead of working to maintain that sense of unity felt after 9/11, all people have done here in recent years is fostering reasons to be divided and stay filled with vitriol for others. That’s a terrible memorial to those lost on that day. They deserve better.

  5. Spend all your time waiting
    For that second chance
    For a break that would make it okay
    There’s always some reason
    To feel not good enough
    And it’s hard at the end of the day
    I need some distraction
    Oh a beautiful release
    Memories seep from my veins
    Let me be empty
    Oh and weightless and maybe
    I’ll find some peace tonight
    In the arms of the angel
    Fly away from here
    From this dark cold hotel room
    And the endlessness that you fear
    You are pulled from the wreckage
    Of your silent reverie
    You’re in the arms of the angel
    May you find some comfort here
    So tired of the straight line
    And everywhere you turn
    There’s vultures and thieves at your back
    And the storm keeps on twisting
    You keep on building the lies
    That you make up for all that you lack
    It don’t make no difference
    Escaping one last time
    It’s easier to believe
    In this sweet madness
    Oh this glorious sadness
    That brings me to my knees
    In the arms of the angel
    Fly away from here
    From this dark cold hotel room
    And the endlessness that you fear
    You are pulled from the wreckage
    Of your silent reverie
    You’re in the arms of the angel
    May you find some comfort here
    You’re in the arms of the angel
    May you find some comfort here

  6. So sorry for all you who lost loved ones, my heart goes out to you all.
    So let’s get back to what America can be again and make them proud of the love we show one another, let’s protect our country again, from all terrorism, at home at abroad.
    Remember your words sir…. we will hold you to it…. I am praying for you all…. “God bless America “

  7. Jesus Christ saves from sin.
    Romans 3: 23
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    Hebrews 9: 27
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
    Isaiah 64: 6
    But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
    Revelation 21: 8
    But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    Romans 5: 8
    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    John 3: 16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    John 14: 6
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Romans 10: 9-10.
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    Jesus said John 5: 24
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    1John 5: 10-13
    He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
    And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
    These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
    Ephesians 2: 8-9
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    Romans 8: 1
    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
    1 Corinthians 15: 3-4
    For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    2 Corinthians 5: 21
    For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
    ,……………………………………………………………………………………………………

  8. GOD BLESS AMERICA MY HOME SWEET HOME
    Thinking of you all. So much love and respect from England UK
    Your sister nation
    The Brits have your back like a brother.
    I served with the US forces in Kosovo. Long time ago but I never forget the great companionship.
    RIP to the brave and the missed. UK and USA United we stand. Cpl watts

  9. I was twenty years old when the attacks transpired. I was woken up by my parents, just in time to see the first tower collapse. It was like the end of the world. We were being attacked and killed, and no one knew what was going on or how far it would go. No matter what you believe about this day. The fact is that people that did not need die, people that had so much life ahead of them, lost their lives. I will never, ever, forget that day.

  10. So while crisis come’s up .Bitcoin climbs lol Now i say crypto is better than stock investing in crypto should be in every wise individual to do list .

    1. Bitcoin increased today and I’ve not invested yet, now I’m in regrets I’d like to invest now How can I talk to Francis chanda

    2. I’ve worked with four traders in the past put None of them is as efficient as I want so I guess it’s time for a change

  11. We remember where we were. We remember how we felt. And most of all we remember who! Everyone hold on to that. We will need that unity in the years to come.

  12. Already the 20th anniversary of Sep. 11th… I had watch this later in morning on tv will my child and listening to lots of those people that are resting in peace.

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