Americans will pause today for observances to mark the terror attacks waged on our nation on this date 13 years ago. The President will be at a ceremony at the Pentagon; In New York, family members of those killed at the World Trade Center will read the names of the victims at a ceremony at ground zero; And in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, bells will be rung and the names of the 40 passengers and crew who died on United Airlines Flight 93 will be read aloud.

The Lansing State Journal reports that there will be several events in the Lansing area today to commemorate the Sept 11, 2001 terror attacks on our nation. At 8:20 this morning, uniformed members of local police, fire and EMS will march from the Lansing Center to Wentworth Park on Grand Avenue for the Lansing Remembers ceremony that starts at 8:30. From 1 to 7 PM, 'Mason Cares' is an event at the Fire Station on Ash street to honor those who lost their loves, as well as first responders. There will be a September 11th Commemoration Ceremony at noon at the State Capitol House Chamber.

Also, Governor Snyder is calling for U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff across the state in remembrance of those who died in the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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