New Memorial Opens To Honor Victims Of Sept. 11 Attacks

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"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11," Obama said in 2011.

As Friday marks the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., a memorial in the name of Flight 93 opened in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The terrorist attacks killed approximately 3,000 people, including civilians, law enforcement officers, firefighters and military personnel, and was the deadliest attack on American soil.

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Memorials to the victims stand in New York City, where the Twin Towers once stood, at the Pentagon and in a field in Shanksville, where Flight 93 passengers brought down a plane and averted an attack on a third building.

The Shanksville site has a new $26 million memorial visitor center that opened this week.

A U.S. park ranger walks through the newly opened Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville

U.S. Park Ranger, september 11 attacks, memorial day, 9/11

Plaques in memory of victims at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

National Memorial in Shanksville, september 11 attacks, memorial day, 9/11

Flight 93 remembrance souvenirs are advertised in a gift shop near the entrance to the National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Flight 93 souvenirs, september 11 attacks, memorial day, 9/11

A boy walks among some of the 3,000 flags placed in a park in Winnetka in memory of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001

US flags placed in a park in Winnetka, september 11 attacks, memorial day, 9/11

Airplane debris recovered from the crash site of Flight 93 is featured in the newly opened Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Airplane debris in National Memorial in Shanksville, september 11 attacks, memorial day, 9/11

Gordon Felt, whose brother died on Flight 93, leads a tour through the newly opened Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Gordon Felt, september 11 attacks, memorial day, 9/11, flight 93

Recently, the children of 9/11, those born on Sept. 11, 2001, participated in an uplifting campaign, talking about the power of doing good and turning hate into hope.

Although the brutal attacks claimed many innocent lives, 14 years later people have more hope in their hearts as they remember the victims of terrorism and look forward to a better world. 

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