Nightly News   |  September 11, 2013

A nation pauses to remember September 11, 2001

Remembrances take place at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, Shanksville, Pennsylvania and the White House to honor the memory of all those who were lost the day American changed. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> for the generation before ours, december 7 was always a poignant day on the calendar. for everyone alive 12 years ago today it's 9/11. the attacks that day changed so much. two wars were launched. it changed how we fly. how we look at planes in the sky. it changed the modern world and it was the end of the world , of course, for victims and their loved ones . there were remembrances today, just as there will always be at ground zero in new york where family members read the names of loved ones lost. at the white house , a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m ., the moment the first aircraft struck the world trade center . at the pentagon a wreath laying today. many in attendance wore ribbons of their own. in shanksville, pennsylvania, bells tolled for the passengers and crew who died on united flight 93 . today marks the one-year anniversary of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans died that night including the u.s. ambassador .