THE TRIBUTE IN LIGHT, above, rises from behind 1 World Trade Center, now up to 105 floors, on Wednesday in New York. Also under construction is 4 World Trade Center, center.

THE TRIBUTE IN LIGHT, above, rises from behind 1 World Trade Center, now up to 105 floors, on Wednesday in New York. Also under construction is 4 World Trade Center, center.

CHILDREN run among flags, below, flying at Pepperdine University , in Malibu, Calif. The flag display is in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the U.S. One flag from the nationality of each person killed that day was erected.

CHILDREN run among flags, below, flying at Pepperdine University , in Malibu, Calif. The flag display is in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the U.S. One flag from the nationality of each person killed that day was erected.

MEMPHIS firefighter David Schlauch helps refold a giant American flag after the annual Sept. 11 Fire Services Memorial at the Fire Museum of Memphis.

MEMPHIS firefighter David Schlauch helps refold a giant American flag after the annual Sept. 11 Fire Services Memorial at the Fire Museum of Memphis.

AN ATTENDEE at a remembrance vigil in Flint, Mich., holds a candle up to a board covered in names of those who died. The boards, which are part of the memorial created by Moose and Suzie Fitch, include the names of 2,998 people who were killed in the attacks.

AN ATTENDEE at a remembrance vigil in Flint, Mich., holds a candle up to a board covered in names of those who died. The boards, which are part of the memorial created by Moose and Suzie Fitch, include the names of 2,998 people who were killed in the attacks.

CHOKING BACK TEARS, Brian Gartner hugs his daughter, Tarayna, as son, Brandon, looks on after walking over to the just-unveiled 9/11 Unity Memorial of Myrtle Beach, S.C., a piece of ribbon steel from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, on Tuesday. Now living in Myrtle Beach, Gartner was a firefighter in New York City and responded on Sept. 11, 2001.

CHOKING BACK TEARS, Brian Gartner hugs his daughter, Tarayna, as son, Brandon, looks on after walking over to the just-unveiled 9/11 Unity Memorial of Myrtle Beach, S.C., a piece of ribbon steel from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, on Tuesday. Now living in Myrtle Beach, Gartner was a firefighter in New York City and responded on Sept. 11, 2001.

JAYDEN DIETZMAN, 4, of Bremerton, Wash., wears his firefighters outfit as he sits inside the wheel of the semi-trailer carr ying steel beams from the World Trade Center, which came down on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City. He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up and was resting in the wheel after the 9/11 ceremony was over at Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton on Tuesday.

JAYDEN DIETZMAN, 4, of Bremerton, Wash., wears his firefighters outfit as he sits inside the wheel of the semi-trailer carr ying steel beams from the World Trade Center, which came down on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City. He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up and was resting in the wheel after the 9/11 ceremony was over at Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton on Tuesday.

PATRIOT GUARD rider and U.S. Navy veteran Ron Connally, center, of Oak Harbor, Wash., holds a flag at the 9/11 ceremony at Evergreen-Rotary Park in Bremerton, Wash., on Tuesday.

PATRIOT GUARD rider and U.S. Navy veteran Ron Connally, center, of Oak Harbor, Wash., holds a flag at the 9/11 ceremony at Evergreen-Rotary Park in Bremerton, Wash., on Tuesday.

AT THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY of the attack on the World Trade Center, thousands of people converged on the Tribute Center and fountains.

AT THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY of the attack on the World Trade Center, thousands of people converged on the Tribute Center and fountains.

ALTON (ILL.) MIDDLE SCHOOL seventh grader Nolan Ray weeds the beets growing Tuesday in the teaching garden near the school as he and other students participate in various activities to celebrate the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Congress designated Sept. 11 as a day of service in 2009 as a way for Americans to unite in service as a tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks 11 years ago.

ALTON (ILL.) MIDDLE SCHOOL seventh grader Nolan Ray weeds the beets growing Tuesday in the teaching garden near the school as he and other students participate in various activities to celebrate the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Congress designated Sept. 11 as a day of service in 2009 as a way for Americans to unite in service as a tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks 11 years ago.

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