Wednesday marked the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
Sept. 11, 2013 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), left, and Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) bow their heads in prayer during a ceremony for the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The event, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, marked the attacks on New York and the Pentagon, as well the hijacking and subsequent crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa. The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people. Win McNamee/Getty Images Buy Photo