Posted 8:44 PM 9/11/2012 : September 11, 2001: Looking Back
(NBC NEWS) - Tears and raw emotions filled September 11th ceremonies around Manhattan Tuesday.
For those who lost loved ones the pains following the terrorist attacks remain fresh 11 years later.
At Ground Zero families acknowledged each victim one-by-one.
About a thousand people listened in silence, filling the area between the national memorial now marking where the World Trade Towers once stood.
Members of Congress stopped business to extend condolences on the east front steps of the Capitol.
"Today we listen, and vow to never forget. To celebrate the greater good that comes from serving one another and standing shoulder-to-shoulder," House Speaker John Boehner said..
At the White House President Obama participated in a moment of silence.
Later, at the Pentagon, he offered hope following a ceremony remembering those killed when a hijacked plane targeted the building.
"No single event can ever destroy who we are, no act of terrorism can ever change what we stand for," Mr. Obama said.
Those same themes of courage rang out near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a plane crashed while passengers fought to keep it from reaching the capitol.
Despite the pain their are signs of healing.
The new World Trade Tower will be complete in just over a year, to many is a sign New York City is beginning to move on.
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