September 11th Congressional Remembrance Ceremony

Flags half-staff

Flags over the U.S Capitol flew at half-staff in observance of September 11, 2001.
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House and Senate Moment of Silence

Members of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate held a moment of silence in observance of September 11, 2001.

House Speaker John Boehner

“Today we listen, to the names of the perished, to the prayers for their loved ones,” House Speaker John Boehner said. “Today we listen to each other and our stories.”

The U.S. Army Band

The U.S. Army Band performed at the 2012 Congressional Remembrance Ceremony marking the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001.

2012 Congressional Remembrance Ceremony

Hundreds of people gathered at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol for the 2012 Congressional Remembrance Ceremony marking the observance of September 11, 2001.

Antonio Giuliano and House Members

U.S. Army Band tenor Antonio Giuliano led Members of the U.S. Congress in a rendition of God Bless America to close the ceremony.

Members of Congress honor the victims of the September 11th, 2001, attacks.

Members of the United States House and Senate gathered on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol for this year’s Congressional Remembrance Ceremony in observance of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Congressional leaders delivered brief remarks to a solemn crowd of staff and visitors who had gathered for the event. “Today we listen, and we vow never to forget,” House Speaker John Boehner said. “To celebrate the greater good that comes from serving one another and standing shoulder to shoulder.”

House Remembrance Website

On September 11th, 2001, thousands of people, including Members, staff and visitors, evacuated the U.S. Capitol and surrounding buildings. Images, reactions and retrospectives from that day have been compiled by the Office of the House Historian and are available online.