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Do you remember 9/11?

NEW YORK (AP) - One last moment of silence is marking the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City.

Mourners bowed their heads in silence around 10:29 a.m. Friday, marking the time the second World Trade Center tower collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001.

Volunteers are joining with family members to read victims' names in a park near ground zero.

President Barack Obama is meeting with mourners at a similar ceremony at the Pentagon, where more than 180 people were killed.

A ceremony is also being held in Shanksville, Pa., where a fourth hijacked jet crashed in a field.

Flags at all Georgia state buildings and grounds will fly at half-staff Friday in remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered the gesture in an executive order this week. It will continue through sunset Friday.

Perdue says the eighth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York and the Pentagon in Virginia is a time to remember the courage of victims who died that day.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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