Although the biggest of today’s 9/11 commemorations have been in the communities most directly affected by the attacks — New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa. — the anniversary is being observed around the country, including here in Southern Nevada.
In Las Vegas, people posed for photos in front of a section of I-beam from the World Trade Center rubble. It sits on a pedestrian mall next to a downtown casino. One man watching children touch the hard steel said he didn’t know if he was “worthy” of doing that himself. About 275 southern Nevada firefighters and police officers climbed the stairs of the Stratosphere to honor the memories of colleagues killed in the attacks.
A pastor at a Miami church says he allowed time today to remember what happened 10 years ago, and to “recognize those who have served so faithfully.”
Several hundred people took part in a two-block walk in downtown Phoenix to remember the attacks. Most were area police and firefighters. There was a color guard, and bagpipes.
Hundreds gathered at the Rhode Island statehouse for a memorial that included prayers from Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders.
In Dearborn, Mich. — which is increasingly becoming known as the capital of Arab America — the Arab American National Museum is capping off several days of 9/11-themed events.