The Latest: Twin beams of light commemorate 9/11 victims

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  • A woman drips water on a bouquet of flowers at the North Pool during a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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    President Donald Trump, center and first lady Melania Trump, second from left, arrive with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, left rear, at the September 11th Flight 93 Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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    New York City firefighters salute in front of a memorial on the side of a firehouse adjacent to One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial site during ceremonies on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    People walk under an American flag inside the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub, on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    A woman leaves flowers at the North Pool during a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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    A New York City firefighter stands at attention by a memorial at the side of a firehouse adjacent to One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial site during ceremonies on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    A U.S. flag is unfurled at sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the Pentagon on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    New York City firefighters salute in front of a memorial on the side of a firehouse adjacent to One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial site during ceremonies on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, people attending the dedication stand around the 93-foot tall Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., where the tower contains 40 wind chimes representing the 40 people that perished in the crash of Flight 93 in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Thousands of victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday's Sept 11 Anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to join an observance at the new Shanksville, tower honoring victims, and Vice President Mike Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, Pool, File)

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    FILE - In this June 7, 2018 file photo, the World Trade Center site is seen from an upper floor of 3 World Trade Center in New York. The annual 9/11 commemorations are by now familiar rituals, centered on reading the names of the dead. But each year at ground zero, victims' relatives infuse the ceremony with personal messages of remembrance, concern and inspiration. And there building continues. A subway station destroyed on 9/11 finally reopened, as did the doors at the 80-story 3 World Trade Center, one of several rebuilt office towers that have been constructed or planned at the site. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FIle)

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    People walk under an American flag inside the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub, on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    One World Trade Center appears through the open ceiling of the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks. The transit hall ceiling window was opened just before 10:28 a.m., marking the moment that the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    One World Trade Center appears through the open ceiling of the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks. The transit hall ceiling window was opened just before 10:28 a.m., marking the moment that the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    Two members of the New York City fire department look towards One World Trade Center through the open ceiling of the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks. The transit hall ceiling window was opened just before 10:28 a.m., marking the moment that the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

  • A woman drips water on a bouquet of flowers at the North Pool during a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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    President Donald Trump, center and first lady Melania Trump, second from left, arrive with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, left rear, at the September 11th Flight 93 Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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    New York City firefighters salute in front of a memorial on the side of a firehouse adjacent to One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial site during ceremonies on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    People walk under an American flag inside the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub, on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    A woman leaves flowers at the North Pool during a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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    A New York City firefighter stands at attention by a memorial at the side of a firehouse adjacent to One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial site during ceremonies on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    A U.S. flag is unfurled at sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the Pentagon on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    New York City firefighters salute in front of a memorial on the side of a firehouse adjacent to One World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial site during ceremonies on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, people attending the dedication stand around the 93-foot tall Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., where the tower contains 40 wind chimes representing the 40 people that perished in the crash of Flight 93 in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Thousands of victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday's Sept 11 Anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to join an observance at the new Shanksville, tower honoring victims, and Vice President Mike Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, Pool, File)

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    FILE - In this June 7, 2018 file photo, the World Trade Center site is seen from an upper floor of 3 World Trade Center in New York. The annual 9/11 commemorations are by now familiar rituals, centered on reading the names of the dead. But each year at ground zero, victims' relatives infuse the ceremony with personal messages of remembrance, concern and inspiration. And there building continues. A subway station destroyed on 9/11 finally reopened, as did the doors at the 80-story 3 World Trade Center, one of several rebuilt office towers that have been constructed or planned at the site. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FIle)

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    People walk under an American flag inside the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub, on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    One World Trade Center appears through the open ceiling of the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks. The transit hall ceiling window was opened just before 10:28 a.m., marking the moment that the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    One World Trade Center appears through the open ceiling of the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks. The transit hall ceiling window was opened just before 10:28 a.m., marking the moment that the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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    Two members of the New York City fire department look towards One World Trade Center through the open ceiling of the Oculus, part of the World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks. The transit hall ceiling window was opened just before 10:28 a.m., marking the moment that the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the commemoration of the Sept. 11 terror attacks (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

Two powerful light beams have lit up the lower Manhattan skyline as part of the annual Tribute in Light installation commemorating those who lost their lives on 9/11.

The twin beams can reach up to 4 miles into the sky and are comprised of 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs positioned in two 48-foot squares, echoing the shape of the Twin Towers. The lights will fade away at dawn on Wednesday.

This year the Tribute in Light is sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The memorial plaza will be open to the public until midnight.

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1 p.m.

Relatives and friends of the people lost in the Sept. 11 terror attacks have finished reciting their names at a solemn ceremony at the World Trade Center in New York City.

Tuesday's ceremony to commemorate the 17th anniversary included moments of silence and tolling bells. Some of the youngest readers weren't born when their loved ones were killed.

Victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and dignitaries gathered to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Nearly 3,000 people were killed.

Others have become sick or died from exposure to toxins released when the twin towers collapsed.

Margie Miller, whose husband Joel died in the attacks, went to the ceremony from her Long Island home. She said she felt Joel's presence at the memorial plaza. She called it her "holy place."

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12:30 p.m.

Two young men who rescued a couple moments before a train slammed into their car have received a bravery award named for a flight attendant on one of the planes flown into the World Trade Center.

The couple, in their 70s, got stuck on the train tracks in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, during a Jan. 4 blizzard.

Ryan Saba and Ray Armstead were nearby in a pickup truck and heard a train approaching. They rushed to help the pair to safety with only seconds to spare.

A flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11, Madeline Amy Sweeney was credited with discreetly and courageously providing ground crews key details about the unfolding terror attack.

The award in her memory is presented in Boston each Sept. 11.

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11:45 a.m.

The man who informed President George W. Bush that America was under attack says 9/11 was a defining event for the nation and those who lived through it.

Former chief of staff Andrew Card told 9/11 families at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Tuesday that he whispered into the president's ear: "A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack."

Bush nodded slowly. At the time, he was speaking to schoolchildren in Sarasota, Florida.

It originally was thought that the first World Trade Center strike was a small-plane accident.

Days later, Card traveled with Bush to the trade center site.

After a meeting with relatives of missing firefighters and police officers, a woman handed the president her son's police badge.

Bush promised he would never forget. He carried the badge with him for the rest of his presidency.

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11:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump has been viewing the Pennsylvania field that became a memorial after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Trump and first lady Melania walked to an overlook in Shanksville to look at the field where a commercial airliner crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. All 40 passengers and crew members aboard the plane were killed.

Trump addressed several hundred dignitaries and family members during a remembrance ceremony Tuesday.

It was his first visit as president to the Pennsylvania memorial site.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on Sept. 11.

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11 a.m.

President Donald Trump says the nation is recalling "the moment when America fought back" during a Pennsylvania ceremony marking the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Trump said Tuesday during a somber remembrance at the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, that the fallen "joined the immortal ranks of American heroes."

The president is honoring those killed 17 years ago at the site where the fourth airliner crashed after 40 passengers and crew members realized what was happening and tried to storm the cockpit. He says the fallen "took control of their destiny and changed the course of history."

Trump listened as the names of the victims were read aloud, followed by the tolling of bells.

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10:50 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence has told family members of the 184 people killed at the Pentagon on 9/11 that the nation still grieves with them.

Pence spoke Tuesday at the Pentagon Memorial.

He said it's important that each new generation know what happened.

Pence recalled the heroism of service members and civilians working in the Pentagon that day.

They evacuated and went back into the building again and again to rescue survivors.

He says the terrorists "hoped to break our spirit and they failed."

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10:10 a.m.

The outpouring of emotion on the 9/11 anniversary includes a poignant message from New York's Finest.

A tweet on Tuesday by the New York Police Department's Midtown North Precinct talks about the day Americans' world changed "forever."

It urges: "Never miss a chance to let those held dearest know your love for them."

Victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and dignitaries are gathered on New York's World Trade Center memorial plaza to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are at the 9/11 memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Vice President Mike Pence is at the Pentagon.

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9:25 a.m.

President Donald Trump has arrived in Pennsylvania to remember those killed 17 years ago in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived at the airport in Johnstown on Tuesday shortly after the time that hijackers flew an airplane into New York's World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and the Pentagon.

Trump is delivering remarks at the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It's where the fourth airliner crashed after the 40 passengers and crew members realized what was happening and tried to storm the cockpit.

In all, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

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9:15 a.m.

The names of those lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are being solemnly recited at the World Trade Center in New York.

The ceremony on Tuesday to commemorate the 17th anniversary included moments of silence and tolling bells. Some tearful readers mentioned how much they miss their loved ones.

Victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and dignitaries are gathered on the memorial plaza to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are at the 9/11 memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Vice President Mike Pence is at the Pentagon.

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8:50 a.m.

The commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks has begun at the World Trade Center in New York with a moment of silence and tolling bells.

Victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and dignitaries were gathered on the memorial plaza where the twin towers once stood as the ceremony started at 8:46 a.m. That is the time when a hijacked plane slammed into the World Trade Center's north tower.

Then victims' loved ones began reading the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed when four hijacked planes crashed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are at the 9/11 memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Vice President Mike Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon.

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8:20 a.m.

Families of people who died during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are gathering at New York's World Trade Center site.

Thousands of victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday's ceremony in Lower Manhattan.

Debra Sinodinos (sih-noh-DEE'-nohs) was there to honor her cousin Peter Carroll, a New York City firefighter.

Their extended family gathered for the ceremony, including two of Peter's sons one who's a firefighter and another who's in training.

Sinodinos says it's better to commemorate the day there than to sit around "being depressed."

She's pleased with the construction of the memorial and buildings at the World Trade Center. She calls the progress "amazing."

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12 a.m.

Americans are commemorating the Sept. 11 terror attacks with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims.

Thousands of victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday's ceremony at the World Trade Center.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to join an observance at the 9/11 memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A new tower honoring victims was dedicated there Saturday.

Vice President Mike Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon.

Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the trade center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville on Sept. 11, 2001.

Since the last anniversary, a truck attack on a nearby bike that killed eight people. Months later, there was a botched pipe bombing in a subway passageway near Times Square.

            

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