Today Marks the 14th Anniversary of 9/11

While all things take time to heal, fourteen years doesn't make it any easier for the families of 9/11 victims. America is mourning the thousands of lives taken during the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. The flashbulb memories resonate strongest today as people gather with loved ones to remember the past. New York City, Washington, and Pennsylvania, the cities directly affected by the attacks, all held events to pay tribute to the dearly departed on September 11, 2001.New York CityPeople came together at Ground Zero where a somber ceremony was held. As usual, moments of silence were observed at the specific times the two planes struck the World Trade Center and names of the lost were read aloud.WashingtonA flag was unfurled over the side of the Pentagon at sunrise and a memorial ceremony was held at the Pentagon Memorial, comprised of a wreath laying and comments from the Defense Secretary Ash Carter. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid their respects with a minute of silence on the White House's South Lawn at the time the first plane struck.PennsylvaniaLike those in NYC, crowds in Pennsylvania held a moment of silence and read out names of the victims.