Remembering 9/11

American flags adorn the lawn of Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, Ill. (Courtesy: Robert Paradise)
Flags At Thornton Fractional North High School, Calumet City, Ill. American flags adorn the lawn of Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City, Ill. (Courtesy: Robert Paradise)
Students and staff at Jerling Junior High in Orland Park form a human American Flag. (Credit: Jerling Junior High/Orland School District 135)
Jerling_Junior_High Students and staff at Jerling Junior High in Orland Park form a human American Flag. (Credit: Jerling Junior High/Orland School District 135)
Floosmoor Hills School displayed this Sept. 11 memorial this week. (Courtesy: Karen Johnson)
Flossmoor Hills School, 9/11 Floosmoor Hills School displayed this Sept. 11 memorial this week. (Courtesy: Karen Johnson)
Captain Johnson salutes the flag
Captain Johnson salutes the flag
CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. Navy Captain David Johnson, who works at the Pentagon and was there the morning of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, salutes a flag that flew over the Pentagon and was raised in front of U.S. Cellular Field to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks before a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins on September 11, 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Moment of silence before game
Moment of silence before game
CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 11: Members of the Chicago White Sox, including Jamie Burke (Far-R) and Danny Wright, participate in a moment of silence to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 before a game against the Minnesota Twins on September 11, 2003 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Twins defeated the White Sox 5-2 . (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Firefighters salute as an ambulance carrying the remains of a fellow firefighter arrives at the Medical Examiner's  office December 22, 2010 (Credit; Scott Olson/Getty Images
Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, 14 Injured In Building Collapse During Fire
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 22: Firefighters salute as an ambulance carrying the remains of a fellow firefighter arrives at the Medical Examiner’s office December 22, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Two firefighters were killed and 17 others injured when a wall and roof collapsed during a building fire early this morning. The tragedy occurred on the 100th anniversary of Chicago's Union Stock Yards fire, which killed 21 firefighters when a wall collapsed which was one of the nation's worst tragedies for firefighter deaths until 9/11. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Firefighters salute as an ambulance carrying the remains of a fellow firefighter arrives at the Medical Examiner's office December 22, 2010 (Credit; Scott Olson/Getty Images
Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, 14 Injured In Building Collapse During Fire
Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, 14 Injured In Building Collapse During Fire
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 22: Firefighters salute as an ambulance carrying the remains of a fellow firefighter arrives at the Medical Examiner’s office December 22, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Two firefighters were killed and 17 others injured when a wall and roof collapsed during a building fire early this morning. The tragedy occurred on the 100th anniversary of Chicago's Union Stock Yards fire, which killed 21 firefighters when a wall collapsed which was one of the nation's worst tragedies for firefighter deaths until 9/11. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, 14 Injured In Building Collapse During Fire
Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, 14 Injured In Building Collapse During Fire
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 22: Firefighters salute as an ambulance carrying the remains of a fellow firefighter arrives at the Medical Examiner’s office December 22, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Two firefighters were killed and 17 others injured when a wall and roof collapsed during a building fire early this morning. The tragedy occurred on the 100th anniversary of Chicago's Union Stock Yards fire, which killed 21 firefighters when a wall collapsed which was one of the nation's worst tragedies for firefighter deaths until 9/11. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, 14 Injured In Building Collapse During Fire
Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, 14 Injured In Building Collapse During Fire
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 22: State Police officers salute as a procession carrying the remains of a Chicago firefighter arrives at the Medical Examiner’s office December 22, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Two firefighters were killed and 17 others injured when a wall and roof collapsed during a building fire early this morning. The tragedy occurred on the 100th anniversary of Chicago's Union Stock Yards fire, which killed 21 firefighters when a wall collapsed which was one of the nation's worst tragedies for firefighter deaths until 9/11. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, 14 Injured In Building Collapse During Fire
Two Chicago Firefighters Killed, 14 Injured In Building Collapse During Fire
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 22: Chicago firefighter Scott Raske helps to hang a memorial bunting over the fire station that houses Truck Company 16 after one of the Company's firefighters was killed December 22, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Two Chicago firefighters were killed and 17 others injured when a wall and roof collapsed during a building fire early this morning. The tragedy occurred on the 100th anniversary of Chicago's Union Stock Yards fire, which killed 21 firefighters when a wall collapsed, which remained one of the nation's worst tragedies for firefighter deaths until 9/11. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A woman looks at a memorial to firefight
A woman looks at a memorial to firefight
A woman looks at a memorial to firefighters who perished during the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks at Ground Zero, in New York, on September 7, 2011. New York is getting ready to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: A woman touches a name on a plaque in honor of FDNY firefighters who have died from illness related to working at Ground Zero on September 8, 2011 in New York City. FDNY unveiled a plaque in honor of New York first responders who have died from illness related to working long hours at Ground Zero following the September 11 terror attacks. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: A woman touches a name on a plaque in honor of FDNY firefighters who have died from illness related to working at Ground Zero on September 8, 2011 in New York City. FDNY unveiled a plaque in honor of New York first responders who have died from illness related to working long hours at Ground Zero following the September 11 terror attacks. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
People walk along construction fences su
People walk along construction fences su
People walk along construction fences surrounding the 9/11 Memorial site, in New York, September 8, 2011. New York is getting ready to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) and U.S. A
President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) and U.S. A
President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) and U.S. Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin (L) pay tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks during a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Paris September 9, 2011. The U.S. will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this weekend. AFP PHOTO / POOL / MICHEL EULER (Photo credit should read MICHEL EULER/AFP/Getty Images)
NYC, Washington Step Up Security Measures After Terror Threat Is Detected
NYC, Washington Step Up Security Measures After Terror Threat Is Detected
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: A firefighter places an American flag on a memorial display while preparing for 9/11 ceremonies at FDNY Ladder 20 Engine 13 on September 9, 2011 in New York City. Ladder 20 lost seven firefighters on September 11, 2001. New York City and the nation are preparing for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan, which resulted in the deaths of 2,753 people at the World Trade Center(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NYC, Washington Step Up Security Measures After Terror Threat Is Detected
NYC, Washington Step Up Security Measures After Terror Threat Is Detected
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: People walk along the northern edge of Ground Zero on September 9, 2011 in New York City. The White House announced on September 8, 2011 they had received "credible" but "unconfirmed" reports of a planned terrorist attack surrounding the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A sign reading "We Remember 9/11" is see
A sign reading "We Remember 9/11" is see
A sign reading "We Remember 9/11" is seen at the field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 9, 2011, where United flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001. The US prepares to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Victims Of United Flight 93 Remembered On 9/11 Anniversary
Victims Of United Flight 93 Remembered On 9/11 Anniversary
SHANKSVILLE - SEPTEMBER 11: People unfurl a memorial flag commemorating the victims of Flight 93, that crashed during the 911 terrorist attacks September 11, 2007 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Today marks the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
NYC Commemorates 6th Anniversary Of Terror Attacks On World Trade Center
NYC Commemorates 6th Anniversary Of Terror Attacks On World Trade Center
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: A woman looks up as she holds a picture during a ceremony commemorating the 911 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site September 11, 2007 in New York City. Today marks the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, when terrorists hijacked airliners and flew them in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. (Photo by Mike Segar -Pool/Getty Images)
CA: Events Of 9-11 Remembered
CA: Events Of 9-11 Remembered
LAFAYETTE, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Mark Kirby of Lafayette stands in front of a makeshift war memorial wearing a fake beard and waving a styrofoam plane to commemorate events of the 911 terrorist attacks September 11, 2007 in Lafayette, California. Today marks the 6th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks in New York and Washington D.C. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
A US serviceman passes by a monument dur
A US serviceman passes by a monument dur
A US serviceman passes by a monument during a remembering ceremony at a monument for the victims of the 9/11 tragedy at the US air base 30km outside of Bishkek in Manas on September 11, 2009 during the 9th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)
US servicemen attend a remembering cerem
US servicemen attend a remembering cerem
US servicemen attend a remembering ceremony at a monument for the victims of the 9/11 tragedy at the US air base 30km outside of Bishkek in Manas on September 11, 2009 during the 9th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)
Construction Continues At Ground Zero On One World Trade Center
Construction Continues At Ground Zero On One World Trade Center
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Construction continues on One World Trade Center (TALLEST BUILDING AT LEFT) as the memorial footprints of the twin towers are seen (C) on August 12, 2011 in New York City. Upon completion, One World Trade Center will be New York's tallest skyscraper, topping out at a symbolic 1,776 feet, with 3 million square feet of office space. More than 2,700 people were killed when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked U.S. passenger jets and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Nearly ten years after the crippling attacks on Lower Manhattan, business, tourism and new construction like One World Trade Center have rejuvenated the formerly devastated cityscape. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A memorial that is etched in stone is se
A memorial that is etched in stone is se
A memorial that is etched in stone is seen with the names of the 911 victims at the Pentagon Memorial, August 21, 2011, at the Pentagon in Washington,DC. It is a permanent outdoor memorial to the 184 men, women, and children who lost their lives as victims of the attack, killed both in the building and on American Airlines Flight 77 in the September 11, 2001 attacks. Across the memorial grounds, 184 bench-like structures, each one dedicated to a victim, are clustered in what seems like an uneven and unsettling array throughout the main grounds of the memorial. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Sept. 11th Memorial Jersey's Liberty State Park Prepares To Open
Sept. 11th Memorial Jersey's Liberty State Park Prepares To Open
JERSEY CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 07: An electrician makes last minute repairs to the newly constructed "Empty Sky Memorial" at Liberty State Park on September 7, 2011 in Jersey City, New Jersey. The concrete and steel "Empty Sky Memorial" designed by architect Jessica Jamroz pays tribute to the 746 citizens of New Jersey who lost their lives on September 11. The memorial will officially open on September 10, with a ceremony that will be attended by families of 9/11 victims. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Vegas Memorial Honors Victims Of September 11th Attacks
Vegas Memorial Honors Victims Of September 11th Attacks
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 07: Trevor Wiseman, 6, of Nevada looks at a wall of remembrance listing the 2,996 names of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 at Palm Mortuary & Cemetery September 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The memorial will be displayed until September 18 for people marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Workers adjust beams of the Tribute in Lights ahead of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on September 7, 2011 in New York City. The Tribute in Light is comprised of 88 7000 watt searchlights that beam into the sky near the site of the World Trade Center in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
New York City Prepares For 10th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: A FDNY firefighter adjusts his hat during an unveiling of a plaque in honor of FDNY firefighters who have died from illness related to working at Ground Zero on September 8, 2011 in New York City. FDNY unveiled a plaque in honor of New York first responders who have died from illness related to working long hours at Ground Zero following the September 11 terror attacks. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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An Afghan man looks on as tributes are p
An Afghan man looks on as tributes are paid during a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of the death of slain Afghan national hero Ahmad Shah Masood in Kabul on September 9, 2011. Ten years after he was killed by Al-Qaeda, Ahmad Shah Massoud is revered by many Afghans as a hero whose murder just two days before 9/11 was designed to eliminate resistance to the Taliban. His vision of a united Afghanistan is far from realised, but photographs of the French-speaking, poetry-loving, ethnic Tajik leader still cover Kabul, frequently displayed in car windows, shops, guard huts and even on billboards. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
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