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Memorials Pay Tribute to 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, people across the country took time to remember the lives lost during the terror attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center buildings on Sept. 11, 2001.

In New York, a private anniversary ceremony was held, during which the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks, as well as the six who were killed in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, were read aloud.

The National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum will also be open for the first time on the anniversary, with a tribute in light illuminating the New York sky from the Memorial plaza in lower Manhattan later this evening.

Earlier this morning, just before 9 a.m. ET, President Obama, along with wife Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, met on the South Lawn of the White House to observe a moment of silence, according to CBSNews.com.

"Thirteen years after small and hateful minds conspired to break us, America stands tall and America stands proud," President Obama said at a private service at the Pentagon, according to the site.

Photo via 9/11 Memorial—Amy Dreher

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