While the events of 9/11 specifically targeted New York and Washington D.C., Americans across the country and people around the world will stop to reflect on the attack that took place ten years ago starting at 8:46 in the morning.
The victims were from all walks of life and came from many towns, large and small. Many American communities are reflecting on the event through memorial marches. Here's a look at a listing of some of the marches planned for September 11.
* Portland, Maine -- The march in Portland will begin with a line-up at Congress Square at 8 am, and the march commences when the first plane struck the World Trade Center at 8:46. The march ends at 9:30 at the Eastern Prom with a wreath laying. Participants will carry a memorial card for each of the 403 public safety workers who died during the collapse. Those workers have been memorialized at the World Trade Center. The museum opens in September, 2012, though it will be dedicated September 11 of this year.
* Orlando, Fla. -- The 10th Anniversary Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony will include a march to Firehouse 1 at Central Boulevard, with the Orlando Fire Department, Police Department Honor Guard and Firefighters Pipes and Drums Corps leading the proceedings. At the Firehouse, the firefighters will light 343 candles in memory of the New York firefighters, while the police officers will light 60 candles in honor of the Port Authority and New York officers who died.
* Phoenix -- The city fire department will honor the victims killed during the event with a memorial walk and ceremony at Chase Bank Tower on N. Central Avenue, ending at CityScape at Central Avenue and Jefferson Street. The walk will begin at 7:30 am and will be led by the Fire and Police Honor guard.
* Fresno, Calif. -- The city is planning a number of events to commemorate 9/11 in the coming weekend. There will be a "United We Stand: 9/11 We Remember" memorial wreath march at Fresno City College with cadets from the Fresno City College Police and Fire academies leading the proceedings. Commemorations will also take place at a number of churches, colleges, the State Capitol, and the Islamic Cultural Center.