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Remembrance services are to be held in the United States to mark the eighth anniversary of the hijacked plane attacks of 11 September 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died when the four planes crashed in New York, at the Pentagon and in a Pennsylvania field. President Barack Obama will speak at the Pentagon site and Americans have been encouraged to contribute to a national day of service. US soldiers in Afghanistan completed a 9.11km (5.5 mile) run to mark the day. 'Sacrifices of thousands' Traditional ceremonies including moments of silence and the reading of the names of the victims will take place at the sites of the attacks. President Obama will join defence secretary Robert Gates at the Pentagon, where 184 people died, to meet members of victims' families and lay a wreath. I greatly fear at some point we'll transition to turning it into Earth Day... and the remembrance part will become smaller Debra Burlingame, sister of victim The dark day White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the president would "speak about what the day means and the sacrifices of thousands, not just at the Pentagon, but in Pennsylvania and certainly and most obviously in New York".
Originally posted by Seventh
sac·ri·fice (sak′rə fīs′)
A. the act of offering the life of a person or animal, or some object, in propitiation of or homage to a deity
B. something so offered
A. the act of giving up, destroying, permitting injury to, or forgoing something valued for the sake of something having a more pressing claim
B. a thing so given up, etc.
A. a selling or giving up of something at less than its supposed value
B. the loss incurred