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Where the Planes Fell, Remembrances

Leaders join families of victims to mark the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Ronald E. Magnuson. Dominique Pandolfo. Sgt. Maj. Larry Strickland. Elkin Yuen. "And my son Paul, who we love and miss so much."

Just before sundown, about 40 people gathered in Lafayette Square for a prayer vigil to remember the victims and survivors and to seek peaceful resolution of world divisions.

"True justice can be achieved without violence," said Ann Mulderry, whose son Stephen was killed in the South Tower. "I want to believe you can find peace and justice without the killing of others."

Nihad Awad, who heads the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called for truer interfaith understanding.

"If there is no peace amongst ourselves, there will be no peace on the Earth."

Staff writers Lori Aratani, Emma Brown, Clarence Williams, Megan Greenwell, Hamil R. Harris, Susan Kinzie, Dagny Salas, Robin Shulman, Martin Weil and Scott Wilson contributed to this report.

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