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Over two decades ago, four planes were hijacked, and one crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The 40 crew members and passengers on Flight 93 prevented the plane from reaching its original destination in Washington, D.C. More.

Twenty years to the day after a pair of hijacked airliners destroyed the World Trade Center towers and another plane punched a gaping hole in the Pentagon and a fourth passenger jet crashed in a Pennsylvania field after passengers sought to regain control from hijackers, Americans nationwide reflected on the events that forever changed their country. More.

Some wept. Some held photos of loved ones At 8.46am, precisely two decades after a passenger plane became a new and deadly weapon here, all fell silent in remembrance. More.

Trapped in the wreckage of the World Trade Center, Will Jimeno lived through the unthinkable. Twenty years later, he’s still living with it. Injuries that fateful day ended his police career. More.

Jeanmarie Hargrave corralled a group of tourists from Atlanta who were taking photos of the miraculous Callery pear, a living tree that was found broken in the smoky ruins of Ground Zero and slowly nursed to health. More.

On Sept. 11, 2001, at least 15 people who lived in, or grew up in, the Mid Hudson Valley died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. More.

It could be something as small and simple as a pillow. An ID card. A suit. A chunk of concrete. For those who’ve lost someone or experienced trauma, such objects of memory can often be sources of hope and healing. More.

Milestone anniversaries of weddings, births and even sporting championships are often joyous occasion. I can recall months of planning for different milestones in my life and handling every detail with the greatest of care to make each memory remarkable for my family and loved ones. More.