Victims remembered on 15th anniversary of Flight 587 crash in Belle Harbor, Queens

The 265 victims of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 were remembered at a commemoration at the Belle Harbor crash site on Saturday, November 12, reports ABC News.

The plane crashed on November 12, 2001, with the loss of everyone on board and several people on the ground.

Many of the firefighters and police officers who responded to the crash were also working at the recovery effort at the World Trade Center site.

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Georgia memorial honors 9/11 Flight 93

The Macon County Courts Facility in Decatur, Georgia has unveiled a memorial containing a fragment of fuselage from United Flight 93, the fourth plane hijacked on September 11, 2001, reports Huey Freeman in Pantagraph.com.

The thirty-three passengers and seven crew aboard the flight attacked the hijackers in the cockpit, bringing the plane down in a field near Stoystown, PA, killing everyone aboard. Flight 93 was the only one of the hijacked flights that hurt no one on the ground.

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For 9/11 FDNY responder Joseph Duggan Jr., Ground Zero just the beginning

FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Duggan, Jr., 49, who worked the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center, played the bagpipes at countless funerals and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, rebuilding the Baghdad fire department, will be one of the Grand Marshals at this year’s Veterans Day parade, reports Rich Schapiro in the New York Daily News.

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