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“On September 11, 2001, four commercial jets headed for the west coast were hijacked from Boston, Dulles, and Newark. All four aircraft crashed into landmarks in New York City, Washington D.C. and a lone field in Pennsylvania.

In total, 2,977 people lost their lives.

20 years later, America and the World have not forgotten the events of that fateful day. This section is dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives and the heroes who worked endlessly to save so many.” – WTAJ

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Remembering 9/11: 25 powerful photos from the 20th anniversary

To remember the lives that were lost on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, multiple memorials were held on Saturday.
 
 
 
 / Source: TODAY

Across the United States on Saturday, Sept. 11, the masses gathered together to honor and remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives 20 years ago during the attacks where four hijacked commercial airplanes crashed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.

 

In New York City, a large ceremony was held at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. During the ceremony, family members of those who died in the attacks read the names of the deceased and share memories of their loved ones. Six moments of silence were held throughout the ceremony to mark when each tower was struck and fell, in addition to the times of the attack on the Pentagon and the crash of Flight 93 in Stonycreek Township in Pennsylvania.

 

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were present at the memorial event held at ground zero in New York City on Saturday morning, joining former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

 

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President Biden then went to Shanksville, Pennsylvania at the Flight 93 National Memorial where Vice President Kamala Harris and former President George W. Bush delivered remarks, joining them for a wreath-laying ceremony before visiting a local fire department.

 

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At the top of the morning to follow an annual tradition at the Pentagon, an American flag was unfurled over the site of impact at sunrise in order to honor those who lost their life 20 years prior when Flight 77 struck.

In the afternoon, NBC News reported that the president participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon but did not deliver any official remarks.

 

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At each of the sites of the attacks and in neighboring communities, the families of the 2,977 people whose lives were lost were able to mourn their loss alongside the country on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Here are 25 powerful photos from the 20th anniversary of 9/11:

1. An embrace of shared loss

 

Melinda Moran and Haydee Lillo embrace at the National September 11 Memorial. Melinda Moran and Haydee Lillo embrace after finding out they lost people who knew each other, next to the North Reflecting Pool during a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.Mike Segar / Pool / Getty Images

2. An American flag is draped

 
 
 
 

An American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon. An American flag is unfurled at the Pentagon in Washington on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at sunrise on the morning of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

A National Park Service ranger stands in front of the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A National Park Service ranger stands in front of the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.Gene J. Puskar / AP

4. Former presidents and first ladies

 

Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg attend the memorial. Former President Bill Clinton, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama, President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others.Chip Somodevilla / AP

5. Jennie Nicole Gonzalez

 

A family member of Jennie Nicole Gonzalez attends the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony. A family member of Jennie Nicole Gonzalez attends the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony in New York City.Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

6. Massachusetts firefighters

 

Firefighters from Massachusetts gather with others outside the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Firefighters from Massachusetts gather with others outside the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.Matt Rourke / AP

7. A couple mourns together

 

A couple gathers with others outside the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. A couple gathers with others outside the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.Matt Rourke / AP

8. Roses

 
 

US-ATTACKS-9/11-ANNIVERSARY Roses are placed at the name of Frank Spinelli during the ceremony in New York City.Anthony Behar / Pool / AFP via Getty Images

New York City Commemorates 20th Anniversary Of 9/11 Terror Attacks A family member grieves at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum.Pool / Getty Images

10. Paying tribute

 

People stand outside of the Pentagon as they pay tribute. People stand outside of the Pentagon as they pay tribute.Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images

11. Ruben "Dave" Corerra

 

A fireman holds up the image of a 9/11 victim A fireman holds up the image of a 9/11 victim as people attend the ceremony in New York City.Jim Watson / AFP via Getty Images

12. Four sisters

 

Four sisters make a charcoal imprint of the name of their cousin Richard Avery Aronow. Four sisters make a charcoal imprint of the name of their cousin Richard Avery Aronow at the memorial in New York City.Pool / Getty Images

13. Holding hands

 

Former US President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush hold hands in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Former U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush hold hands as they attend a 9/11 commemoration at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images

A woman runs at sunrise at the Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. A woman runs at sunrise at the Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey on September 11, 2021.Roberto Schmidt / AFP via Getty Images

15. A trumpet player

 

A man plays a trumpet during the ceremony in New York City. A man plays a trumpet during the ceremony in New York City.Kena Betancur / AFP via Getty Images

16. Dorothy Morgan

 

Woman holds photo of mother who died on 9/11 and whose remains have recently been identified Portrait of Nykiah Morgan in her Westbury, New York home holding a photo of her mother Dorothy Morgan who perished in the September 11, 2001 attack on the the World Trade Center.Newsday LLC / Newsday via Getty Images

A displays show a message during the commemoration of 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Times Square. A displays show a message during the commemoration of 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in Times Square.Kena Betancur / AFP via Getty Images

18. I'll see you in my dreams

 

US-ATTACKS-9/11-ANNIVERSARY Bruce Springsteen performs during the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on Sept. 11, 2021 in New York City.CHIP SOMODEVILLA / POOL/AFP via Getty Images

19. A celebration of life

 

People gather in lower Manhattan near Ground Zero as the city commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. People gather in lower Manhattan near Ground Zero as the city commemorates the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.Spencer Platt / Getty Images

U.S. service members attend the Pentagon 9/11 observance ceremony. U.S. service members attend the Pentagon 9/11 observance ceremony at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial on September 11, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia.Win McNamee / Getty Images

21. Generations

 

Priscella Davis, daughter of fallen Port Authority Police Officer Clinton Davis Sr., holds her son Jaxson, 4, as they view his name. Priscella Davis, daughter of fallen Port Authority Police Officer Clinton Davis Sr., holds her son Jaxson, 4, as they view his name during the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony.Michael M. Santiago / Getty Images

22. Holding them close

 

Family members and loved ones of victims attend the ceremony in New York City. Family members and loved ones of victims attend the ceremony in New York City.Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

23. A daughter remembers

 

Katie Mascali is comforted by her fiance Andre Jabban as they stand near the name of her father Joseph Mascali. Katie Mascali is comforted by her fiance Andre Jabban as they stand near the name of her father Joseph Mascali during the ceremony in New York City.Craig Ruttle / Pool / Getty Images

24. Mourners hug

 

New York Twenty Years After 9/11 Terrorist Attacks Mourners hug while visiting the September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City.China News Service / China News Service via Getty Ima

Manuel DaMota wears a shirt that reads "We Will Never Forget 9.11.01-9.11.21" as he embraces his mother Barbara. Manuel DaMota wears a shirt that reads "We Will Never Forget 9.11.01-9.11.21" as he embraces his mother Barbara near the memorial in New York City.Anthony Behar / Pool / AFP via Getty Images

 

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9/11 burn survivor Lauren Manning opens up about 20-year journey to recovery

Lauren Manning suffered burns over 80% of her body and was given a single digit chance of survival. Twenty years later, she shares her story of resilience
 
 
 / Source: TODAY

Lauren Manning survived the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and now, 20 years later, she's sharing a message of hope and resilience.

On the morning of that fateful day, a phone call made Manning late for work to her job at Cantor Fitzgerald in the north tower of the World Trade Center. When she entered the lobby, the first plane struck.

 

"There was this whir of debris flying, and seconds later this fireball came and hit me from behind and kind of flung me toward the doors," she recalled on TODAY in 2002.

She ended up on a grassy median area nearby where she rolled around, trying to put out the flames that were consuming her body. In those moments she thought of her husband, Greg, and her then-10-month old son, Tyler.

"I did not want to die," she said in the 2002 interview. "I prayed to God, I screamed to God to let me live for Tyler and my husband."

Manning was rushed to the hospital and spent more than a month in a medically induced coma. There were burns over 82% of her body and, with a survival rate in the single digits, she underwent dozens of surgeries.

Over the next several months, she relearned how to walk and how to use her hands, all while raising her son.

Over the years, TODAY followed Manning's long road to recovery.

"I was given a shot that many people weren't," she said in 2011.

Since then, Manning has lived her life to the fullest, writing a book about her experience and raising money for charity. Amazingly, she welcomed a second son, Jagger, in 2009.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Lauren Manning with her family. World Trade Center attack survivor Lauren Manning with her family, including her son Tyler, who was 10 months old at the time. TODAY

"At the end of it all, there's nowhere to go but forward," she said in 2011.

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Manning sat down with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie to share her incredible story, and how she mustered the will to live in the first few moments of the attack.

"I felt myself going under," she told Hoda and Savannah. "In that moment it probably would have been so much easier to die, but I don't even believe that death would have taken away the pain."

"I thought of my son, I screamed and called to him, 'I won't leave you now. I can't leave you now'" she said. "And so I decided, and I made a choice to live."

Manning also said she was pushed on by seeing her what she believed were her coworkers and friends caught in the building.

 

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"I looked up at the towers and the bodies were falling and I knew my offices were where some of the individuals were coming from. They were my colleagues and they were my friends and so I vowed to avenge them," she said.

Savannah pointed out that she avenged them by going on tobeat all the odds and by living.

Manning said that after two months in a coma, she woke up and saw pity in the eyes of the caretakers who told her she would not be going home anytime soon. So she made it her mission to beat the odds.

"I wanted 100% recovery, which is impossible," she said. Instead, she created what she calls a "charade" where she would be uninjured. "It helped sustain me," she said.

 

Lauren Manning on TODAY Saturday at the site of the World Trade Center Memorial Lauren Manning on TODAY Saturday at the site of the World Trade Center Memorial TODAY

Hoda asked Manning what it was like to explain to Tyler, who is now in college, what she went through on that day.

"Tyler grew up with a mom who was wrapped in masks and bloody bandages and had incredible issues for so many years and he was always by my side," she said.

Tyler suffered his own form of PTSD years later, in a way taking on his mom's wounds, she said.

"But he is doing fantastic now and he's joined by his little brother who we fought to have in every which way," she said. "I got my wish to have two boys."

Now, 20 years later, Manning thinks about the "extraordinary heroism of those in uniform and those that were not in uniform. All of the people that came, and saved and helped one another."

"My heart, my hope and my thanks goes out to each and every one of them that not only do we never forget but that we find this to be a day of hope."                                                                                   SEE VIDEO, TWEET   ;    https://www.today.com/news/9-11-burn-survivor-lauren-manning-opens-about-20-year-t230731

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