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The Valley Remembering Those Lost in Sep. 11th Attacks

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In honor of the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, both Minnesota's and North Dakota's governors have ask that flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.

Minnesota's Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Patriot Day and A Day of Service and Remembrance in the State of Minnesota, as a mark of respect for the victims of this tragedy.

North Dakota's Governor Jack Dalrymple is encouraging North Dakotans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies, activities and remembrance services to honor the innocent lives lost and those who protect and defend our way of life.

A bagpiper is going around the Fargo-Moorhead area this morning to honor the lives lost in the September 11th attacks.

He is visiting these locations:

     7:46 am: The Blue Star Memorial 2001 44th St. S., Fargo, ND
     8:03 am: Fire Station 5, 930 40th St. S., Fargo, ND
     8:37 am: Maplewood Park, 1400 17th Ave, West Fargo, ND
     9:03 am: Main Ave Bridge, Fargo-Moorhead


Across the country:

September 11 victims' loved ones will gather at ground zero to commemorate the attacks' anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. 

At Wednesday's ceremony on the 9/11 memorial plaza, relatives will recite the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died when hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. 

The Pentagon and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville also plan name-reading, wreath-laying and other tributes.  

The anniversary is expected to be the last before the September 11 museum opens at ground zero. That's due this spring. 

Changes also are coming at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville. Officials gathered there Tuesday to mark the start of construction on a visitor center. 

President Obama will observe the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with a moment of silence and a visit to the Pentagon Memorial. 

In the afternoon, Obama will take part in a service project to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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