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This picture was taken from the 107th floor observation deck of the World Trade Center in July 1989. Lower Manhattan is connected to Brooklyn by the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, spanning the East River.

Published on September 10, 2011

On Sept. 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York as smoke billows from the north tower.

Published on September 10, 2011

Mallory, left, and Madison Kalina were born on the first anniversary of Sept. 11.

Published on September 10, 2011

Ravyn Wynn, 10, left, and Kamryn Brannan, 10, sing "We Remember" in Leslie Whittemore's fifth-grade music class at O'Connor Elementary School.

Published on September 10, 2011

Fifth-graders sing "We Remember" in Leslie Whittemore's class at O'Connor Elementary School. Whittemore explained the causes and consequences of the Sept. 11th attacks to her students, many of whom were infants at the time.

Published on September 10, 2011

Along with the rest of her classmates, Ariana Cantu, 10, received a patriotic-themed temporary tattoo to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Published on September 10, 2011

Karoline Fromme, 10, comforts her mother, Cally Fromme, during the special 9/11 prayer Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Fromme was wiping tears from her eyes during the prayer, which emphasized remembering those who died on that day and in the years that have followed it, regardless of their nationality, religion or citizenship.

Published on September 11, 2011

Joyce Brown stands with clasped hands as she listens to the final hymn sung by the choir, "A Hymn for the Lost and the Living," long after most of the congregation had exited the church from the special 9/11 remembrance service on Sunday.

Published on September 11, 2011

The choir sings 'Let There be Light' during the special 9/11 service Sunday at First United Methodist Church.

Published on September 11, 2011

Lonnie Hillin, right, leans forward to shake hands with each fireman and police officer during the Sharing of the Peace Sunday at First United Methodist Church. The church invited those of all faiths to join them, as well as all the Fire Department, Police Department, County Sheriff's Department and Red Cross.

Published on September 11, 2011

Manuel Rivera stands in front of two flag poles flying the Texas and United States flags at half-staff outside of Citizens Medical Center shortly after the Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony on Friday morning. The flags were set at half-staff in honor of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, which is officially on Sunday.

Published on September 9, 2011

Deputy Diane Angott, of the Victoria County Sheriff's Office, salutes the American flag Friday morning. Angott attended a ceremony at Citizens Medical Center to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Published on September 9, 2011

Mary and John Tait laugh at the entrance of Citizens Medical Center shortly after the Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony on Friday morning. John participated in the event by presenting the colors.

Published on September 9, 2011

Winnie McCarrell attended the Citizens Medical Center's annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony Friday with striped fingernails, patriotic jewelry and rhinestone-studded glasses. McCarrell, who has many family members who served in the military, wears patriotic clothing so often that last year Veterans of Foreign Wars dubbed her "Miss Red, White and Blue."

Published on September 9, 2011

Officers with the Victoria Police Department stand in formation during the Citizens Medical Center's memorial ceremony Friday morning. The event commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

Published on September 9, 2011

Manuel Rivera stands in front of two flag poles flying the Texas and United States flags at half-staff outside of Citizens Medical Center shortly after the Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony on Friday morning. The flags were set at half-staff in honor of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, which is officially on Sunday.

Published on September 9, 2011