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It has been 10 years since the devastating terrorist attacks on the United States.

On September 11, 2001, Americans watched in horror as al-Qaeda hijackers crashed planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

A fourth plane, which is believed to have been targeting the Capitol Building or the White House, crashed in Shanksville, Pennslyvania, after passengers tried to overtake the hijackers.

Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the deadly attacks

Now, after a decade, countries across the world are holding tributes in remembrance of the victims, heroes and survivors of 9/11.

See below for a list of events in northeast Ohio in honor of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11:

Wednesday, September 7th

CLEVELAND: The Press Club of Cleveland presents “Behind the Scenes of a Crisis, Sept. 11 — 10 Years Later”

A day of reflection and discussion of 9/11 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Featured panelist: FOX 8 Managing Editor Toni Garbo. Tickets for morning panel discussion and lunch $50; Lunch and afternoon panel discussion $50; Full day with lunch $75; Patron listing sponsor $25. Event location: Cleveland State University Wolstein Center (2000 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.)

Thursday, September 8th

BEDFORD HEIGHTS: “Ride to Remember 9/11”

More than 100 motorcyclists and passengers will embark on a four-day, 1,200 mile ride to honor and remember the 10th anniversary of those Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Event starts at 8 a.m. at the South East Harley Davidson (23105 Aurora Road, Bedford Heights 44146.) Short ceremony at 9:30 a.m., riders depart at 10 a.m.

Friday, September 9th

SHAKER HEIGHTS: “Let Freedom Ring” — Laurel School commemorates September 11th tragedy.

The entire Laurel student body will gather in a circle of silence in front of the school at 9:15 a.m. Students and teachers will then be joined by members of the Shaker Heights police and fire departments, who will raise the American flag. Students will share poetry readings and essays as part of “Freedom for the World.” Moment of silence will be broken by the ringing of the first freedom bell. Event location: Laurel School (1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122.)

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