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9/11 anniversary: 11 years later

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Thousands of people gathered in lower Manhattan Tuesday to mark eleven years since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. As in past years, the names of the victims killed in the worst attack on U.S. soil were read aloud.

Family members of the victims began reading the names of their loved ones following a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., marking the time when the first hijacked airliner crashed into the World Trade Center in 2001.

Sara Micciulli was just nine months old when her father, William Micciulli, was killed in the north tower of the World Trade Center.  She was among the readers at the ceremony. As the crowd looked on, she told her "daddy" that she'll love him forever.

No dignitaries spoke at this year's ceremony.

Crowds also gathered at the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., to read the names of nearly 3,000 victims killed.

President Barack Obama attended the Pentagon memorial.

Aided by a Marine honor guard, Obama place a white floral wreath on a metal stand above a concrete slab that said "Sept. 11, 2001 - 937 am." A moment of silence began at precisely 9:37 a.m.

Obama stood with his arms folded and head bowed as a bugler played taps, then raised his hand to his heart as taps concluded.

In the afternoon, the president was to visit wounded soldiers and their families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Vice President Joe Biden flew to Pennsylvania to deliver remarks at the Flight 93 National Memorial Commemorative Service.

Schedule of events:

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8:39 a.m. -- Program begins at the National September 11 Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center site, with bagpipers and drummers. The Young People's Chorus of New York City sings the National Anthem.

8:46 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when American Airlines Flight 11 hit the north tower, and houses of worship toll their bells. Then family members will read the names of those killed.

9:03 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when United Airlines Flight 175 hit the south tower.

9:37 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon.

9:59 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when the south tower fell.

10:03 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, Pa.

10:28 a.m. -- Moment of silence marking when the north tower fell.

12:30 p.m. -- Program finishes with another choral performance and three trumpeters performing taps.

Sunset -- The "Tribute in Light" art installation is turned on until dawn Wednesday.

8 p.m. -- National September 11 Memorial closes.

Washington, D.C.:

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and the White House staff mark a moment of silence on the south lawn of the White House. The president and the first lady attend a Sept. 11 memorial event at the Pentagon and visit service members at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

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Shanksville, Pa.:

9:30 a.m. -- Program begins at the Memorial Plaza, with keynote remarks from Vice President Joe Biden. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar attends.

10:03 a.m. -- At the moment Flight 93 crashed, family members and community residents read the names of those lost and ring Bells of Remembrance.

Reno, Nev.:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the annual conference of the National Guard Association of the United States.

The Tribute in Light shined above the World Trade Center Monday night ahead of the ceremony at the World Trade Center site.

The light installation will be turned on again at sunset and remain lit until dawn on Wednesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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