WATCH: In somber ceremonies, Hawaii and the nation mark 20 years since 9/11 terror attacks
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - People gathered for somber ceremonies Saturday or stole personal moments of reflection as the nation marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Twenty years ago, life in America changed forever.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed on 9/11 when hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Among those lost, nine were people with Hawaii ties.
- Read the profiles of those Hawaii lost in the attacks.
- Hawaii Red Cross volunteers mounted ‘huge response’ following attacks
- On Sept. 11, 2001, she overslept. And it saved her life.
- For Hawaii and nation, attacks ushered in a new era of security at airports
In remembrance of the many who were tragically killed in these events as well as the heroes who risked their lives, people across the nation held ceremonies filled with songs, prayers and hope.
Although much has changed since the attacks in 2001, for many, these events are still raw and the memories still vivid.
The ceremonies held today ensures that the lives of those lost continue to be remembered and live on in spirit.
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