September 11th Congressional Remembrance Ceremony

U.S. Army Band

The U.S. Army Band performed at the September 11, 2013, Congressional Remembrance Ceremony marking the twelfth observance of September 11, 2001.
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Members of Congress gathered on the U.S. Capitol’s East Front steps to commemorate the victims and first responders of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Members of Congress gathered on the U.S. Capitol’s East Front steps to commemorate the victims and first responders of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The flag over the U.S. Capitol was flown at half-staff in observance of September 11, 2001.

The flag over the U.S. Capitol was flown at half-staff in observance of September 11, 2001.

Members of Congress honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Members of the United States Congress gathered on the steps of the East Front of the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the victims and first responders of the attacks of September 11, 2001.

House Speaker John Boehner encouraged Members, staff, and hundreds of visitors at the ceremony: “We can take heart that ours is the greatest cause and the work before us is not above our capacity or beyond our strength.  After all, we are Americans.”

House Remembrance Website

On September 11th, 2001, thousands of people, including Members, staff and visitors, evacuated the U.S. Capitol and surrounding buildings. Images, reactions and retrospectives from that day have been compiled by the Office of the House Historian and are available online.