The flag is flown at half-staff in front of the 20th Fighter Wing building, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, Sept. 11, 2012. In 2001, President Bush proclaimed September 11th, as Patriot Day to honor the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ave Young/Released)
Member of the Maxwell Air Force Base Fire Department remember those who died 11 years ago in the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy as they fly the American flag at half- staff, Sept. 11. Both civilian and military firefighters paused their day to hold a moment of silence and a prayer on the anniversary of the attack on America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship)
GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. -- Master Sgt. Damon Silvey, 434th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, raises an American Flag during morning reveille here Sept. 11. Members of the 434th Air Refueling Wing stood in formation to salute the flag and remember the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place 11 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew McLaughlin)
Airmen salute an American flag during a flag raising ceremony as part of a 9/11 Remembrance Ruck March on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 8, 2012. Airmen, families and first responders from surrounding communities gathered to recognize and honor the nearly 3,000 of lives lost 11 years ago on Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kate Thornton-Maurer)
Members of the 911th Airlift Wing Honor Guard stand ready to raise the American Flag to half-staff, during a 9/11 memorial ceremony held on base, Sept. 11, 2012. Formations of military and civilian personnel filled the street in front of the Headquarters building, where the ceremony was held. Col. Craig C. Peters, 911th Airlift Wing commander, delivered a few remarks at the beginning of the ceremony before turning it over to Chaplain (Maj.) Brad Davis, who led the group in prayer, which was then followed by a brief moment of silence. The moment of silence coincided with the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center and throughout the morning the base conducted four other moments of silence, each one held at the time the other planes crashed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Shawn M. Walleck/Released)
by Staff Sgt. Ave Young
20th Fighter Public Affairs
9/11/2012 - SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- All U.S. flags on Shaw AFB were flown at half-staff, Sept. 11 to reflect and recognize those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks on America eleven years ago.