On Sept. 11, 2001, America faced an unprecedented day of terror as al-Qaida members hijacked four passenger jetliners, sending two of the planes smashing into New York’s World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a field in western Pennsylvania.

The attacks resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths.

On that day 18 years ago, America vowed to never forget.

In El Paso, several groups held commemoration ceremonies on Wednesday, Sept. 11 honoring the victims of the attacks. 

The El Paso Chapter of Flags Across America held its annual remembrance at the Old Glory Memorial, 9550 Gateway Blvd. North in Northeast; while the city and county held a joint ceremony at Fire Station No. 18, 7901 San Jose in the Lower Valley, by the “Rising Stronger” 9/11 memorial.