Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks around the country with remembrances this week. President Obama attended ceremonies at the Pentagon, Vice President Joe Biden spoke in Shanksville, Pa., and the names of victims were read by relatives during a memorial service at the World Trade Center in New York. The attacks, which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people, were the deadliest terrorist strike on American soil. – Lloyd Young ( 44 photos total)

Firefighters pay there respects at the 9/11 memorial, during ceremonies for the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2012 in New York City. New York and the nation are commemorating the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. and one crash landed in Shanksville, Pa. (John Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

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