Thousands Gather To Pause, Remember

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- As many in North Texas remember the tragic events one year ago, things are relatively quiet at one of the nation's biggest and busiest airports. It was a somber morning at DFW International Airport, the hub for American Airlines...


GRAPEVINE, Texas -- As many in North Texas remember the tragic events one year ago, things are relatively quiet at one of the nation's biggest and busiest airports.

It was a somber morning at DFW International Airport, the hub for American Airlines. American lost two planes in the terrorist attacks.

Hundreds of people gathered for a special ceremony held Wednesday morning to remember those lost in the attacks.

Patriotic songs and a military salute marked the ceremony at Founders Plaza.

Several hundred airport workers and American Airlines employees attended the ceremony. People from across the DFW Airport community were invited to attend, including passengers. The crowd clapped and waved American flags during a fly-over by fighter jets.

Some of those attending said it was a fitting tribute.

Elsewhere, nearly 1,000 people attended a memorial at Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas, Wednesday.

The United Way of Tarrant County set up booths for people to donate blood or money in the Day of Caring.

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