(Newsroom America) -- Americans will gather in various locations Tuesday in remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks, with victims' families and others planning to gather at Ground Zero in New York City as well.
"It is extremely important that people never forget what happened on Sept. 11," New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, who is attending a number of events to commemorate those who lost their lives that day, said.
"We lost 11 that day. Everyone who was working," said NYFD Ladder 35 Captain John Miles, according to USA Today. He joined fellow firefighters Tuesday morning to set up an annual breakfast for active and retired fire department members and their families to commemorate those who died.
An official remembrance will begin in New York City Tuesday morning at 8:39 a.m. ET at the National September 11 Memorial plaza, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood but which now hosts a pair of memorial pools dedicated to attack victims.
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