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(AP Photo/Alejandra Villa, Pool)

Twelve years since the attacks on September 11th, and today we remember.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports from New York:

Loved ones of victims of the September 11th attacks gathering at the Pentagon, a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania and here in New York commemorating 12 years since America was changed forever.

(Family Member of Victim) "Uncle Teddy, even though I never met you I know you're looking down on me today. I love you and say hi to Papa for me. God bless America."

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This little girl's uncle, fire fighter Edward James White III, one of hundreds of first responders killed at Ground Zero that today is a place of peace where resilience and strength shine in the new tower that stands tall today.

In New York, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

Chuck Hagel, Barack Obama, Martin Dempsey

President Obama spoke at the Pentagon this morning, remembering the 9/11 attacks.

FOX News Radio's Mike Majchrowitz reports from the Pentagon: 

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Jill Biden

The President began the commemorations of the 9/11 12 year anniversary with a moment of silence on the White House South Lawn.  

Barack Obama

He then came here to the Pentagon and laid a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial at the site where American Airlines Flight 77 struck the building ending 184 lives.   This comes as the nation continues the battle in Afghanistan begun after that attack and as the struggle with al Qaeda continues.   President Obama just yesterday notifying Congress that he is extending the national emergency declared a dozen years ago.

At the Pentagon, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.

APTOPIX Sept 11 Construction Glance

The One World Trade building in New York City now rises high above Ground Zero.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso reports:

Sept 11 Museum

Twelve years after the worst attack in our nation's history and visitors to Ground Zero tell us...

(Visitor) "It seems that you guys have come to terms with what happened a little bit more and there's kind of a bit of a peace in New York I think."

Though for many feelings of sadness, even anger will resurface.

(Visitors) "It wasn't just obviously Americans that were affected, it was worldwide.//God bless all of you.//They won't be forgotten but truly to live on with something just as wonderful."

APTOPIX Sept 11 Construction Glance

The 1,776 foot One World Trade building has risen above the 9/11 nightmare, becoming a symbol of strength and resilience, towering over today's ceremony.

In New York, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

WATCH a time-lapse video of the rise of One World Trade from EarthCam:

Sally Jewell, John Reinbold, John Reynolds, Patrick White, Lladel Lichty, King Laughlin

A groundbreaking was held Tuesday in Pennsylvania for the new visitor center at the Flight 93 Memorial.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Brady has the details:

United Flight 93 was the only one of the hijacked planes that failed to reach its intended target on 9/11, after passengers fought back.

(Jewell) "We want to remember the 40 that gave their lives as heroes to the country."

But also says U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, to pass on the lessons learned from their heroism:

(Jewell) "About taking control in a very difficult situation and making a choice that kept that plane from running into the U.S. Capitol."

Patrick White, Sally Jewell

She drove the first stake to mark the site of the new visitors center, expected to open in late 2015.

The design, broken in two at the point of the plane's flight path and set on a ridge overlooking the spot where it crashed.

(Jewell) "And hopefully whether in this country or other countries, the story that's told here will make this world a better place."

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.

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LISTEN to some of the sounds from FOX News and other news outlets from the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, on the Pentagon in Washington and on board United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania:

WATCH for a look back on the September 11 attacks (Warning: Contains graphic content):

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