911 Remembered - September 11, 2015

Fourteen years later, the attacks of September 11, 2001 are still keenly felt.

Rising from the ashes of Ground Zero, the new One World Trade Center opened just last November; the 94-story building's observation deck opened to tourists earlier this year. This week, a new memorial museum opened in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed after passengers interfered with al Qaeda hijackers.

Two moments of silence have been held in New York at the exact time 14 years ago that the two planes struck the towers of the World Trade Center.

Families of victims of the 2001 and 1993 World Trade Center attacks read out their names at Ground Zero, where the towers fell.

The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people, including more than 2,700 in New York.

A flag was raised at a ceremony at the Pentagon in Virginia, where a third plane crashed, killing 184 people.

In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a fourth plane crashed, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said passengers on United Airlines flight 93 "most likely saved hundreds or thousands of lives by losing their own."

At Ground Zero, Nereida Valle carried a photo of her daughter, Nereida DeJesus, who was 31 and working on the 98th floor of the south tower when she died.

"I feel her every day," she said.

Schedule for annual 9/11 remembrance, how you can participate

A "9/11: A Day That Changed America" photo exhibit and a pickup truck that the New York-New Jersey Port Authority used in rescue efforts following the attacks will be displayed Friday, Sept. 11, at the downtown museum, 303 Pearl St. NW. That same day, area boy scouts will salute the American flag outside the museum from sunrise until sunset.

Museum admission will be free 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

• 7:18 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, Area boy scouts start saluting the flag at sunrise. Public participation is welcome at any time.

• 8:40 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, Honor Guard lowers the flag to half-staff

• 8:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, There's a moment of silence and remembrance

• 8:46 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, A bell rings one time, at the time when a plane crashed into the first World Trade Center tower

• 8:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell speaks

• 9:03 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, A bell rings one time, at the time when a plane crashed into the second World Trade Center tower

• 9:37 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, A bell rings one time, at the time when a plane crashed into the Pentagon

• 10:03 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, A bell rings one time, at the time United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field in Pennsylvania

• noon Friday, Sept. 11, a public ceremony honors police, fire, emergency medical service and military personnel

• 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, there's a K-9 unit demonstration with meet and greet at Ah-Nab-Awen Park

• 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, a public ceremony includes a performance by The Salvation Army Brass Band, remarks from Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and President Ford Field Service Council President Wayman Britt, a flag presentation to the parents of Army Spc. 4th Class Brian K. Derks, who was killed in action Aug. 13, 2005, in Baghdad, Iraq, and a flag-raising to full staff

• 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, the scouts end their salute at sunset