9/11 Attacks remembered in Arizona communities

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (AP) -- Cities throughout Arizona are pausing to commemorate Thursday's 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Gov. Jan Brewer ordered that flags at all state public buildings and the State Capitol be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset.

An American flag that flew over Ground Zero at the World Trade Center in New York was raised on a fire truck's ladder outside City Hall in downtown Phoenix. Inside the City Hall atrium, the Phoenix mayor, police and fire chiefs were among the dozens paying respect at a morning ceremony.

"Today, we honor all those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and we especially honor those who ran to our rescue," Mayor Greg Stanton said.

The event included a bell ringing, the folding of a U.S. flag and the placement of two wreaths. One was placed on the bell, which belongs to the city's Hall of Flame Fire Museum, and the other on a piece of metal taken from Ground Zero.

The Tempe Exchange Club put up 3,000 U.S. flags in a "healing field" in Tempe Beach Park for the 11th year. Each flag honors a victim who died in the attacks. A card bearing the name of a victim along with a brief biography is tied to each flag. The display drew more people to the park than usual for a Thursday morning, according to a bicycle patrolman.

Officials in Tucson held a 15-minute ceremony that included a flag-raising and the ringing of a memorial bell.

More than 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth aircraft crashed in Pennsylvania.

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Cities throughout Arizona are pausing to commemorate Thursday's 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Gov. Jan Brewer ordered that flags at all state public buildings and the State Capitol be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset.

An American flag that flew over Ground Zero at the World Trade Center in New York was raised on a fire truck's ladder outside City Hall in downtown Phoenix.

The Tempe Exchange Club put up 3,000 U.S. flags in a "healing field" in Tempe Beach Park for the 11th year. Each flag honors a victim who died in the attacks.

More than 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth aircraft crashed in Pennsylvania.

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Cities throughout Arizona will pause Thursday to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Gov. Jan Brewer ordered that flags at all state public buildings and the State Capitol be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset.

Phoenix officials at city hall will post an American flag that flew over Ground Zero at the World Trade Center in New York.

The Tempe Exchange Club has put up 3,000 U.S. flags in a Healing Field in Tempe Beach Park for the 11th year. Each flag honors a victim who died in the attacks.

More than 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked three airplanes and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth aircraft crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.