An American flag is unfurled on the side of the Pentagon to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Trump took part in a September 11 memorial ceremony at the Pentagon Wednesday, as similar commemorations take place in New York City and Shanksville, Pa. — and across the country — to mark the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

"For every American that lived through that day, the September 11th attack seared into our soul. It was a day filled with shock, horror, sorrow and righteous fury."
— Trump's speech at the Pentagon
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump observe a moment of silence at the White House. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
Flag bearers take part in the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images
The moon passes through the annual Tribute in Light on the skyline of lower Manhattan last night. Photo: Gary Hershorn/Getty Images
Observers attend the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images
Relatives of victims attend the September 11 Commemoration Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images
Alexandra Hamatie, whose cousin Robert Horohoe was killed on September 11, pauses at the National September 11 Memorial. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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