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Pence, Senators to Participate in DC Sept. 11 Ceremonies



    Pence, Senators to Participate in DC Sept. 11 Ceremonies
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    ARLINGTON, VA - SEPTEMBER 11: A man visits a bench, which represents a victim during the 9/11 Pentagon attack, prior to a ceremony to mark the 13th anniversary of the terrorists attacks at the Pentagon Memorial September 11, 2014 in front of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93.. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Vice President Mike Pence and two Virginia senators will participate in remembrance ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. 

    Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the attack on the Pentagon, which lies within Arlington County. American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon the morning of Sept. 11, 2001; 184 victims were killed. 

    Pence will participated in the Pentagon's Sept. 11 observance Tuesday.  

    Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Courthouse Plaza in Arlington. A moment of silence will be held at 9:37 a.m. to mark the moment the moment the plane hit the Pentagon. 

    Alexandria is also conducting its annual Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the city's Market Square. 

    Nearly 3,000 people died on 9/11 when other airplanes were flown into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in an attack planned by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Nearly a decade later, bin Laden was killed in May 2011 during a U.S. military operation ordered by President Barack Obama.

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