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On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Deseret News reflects on the tragedy of that day and its impact in the years that followed.

Inside the Deseret News newsroom on Sept. 11, 2001

9/11 compelled this soldier to join the National Guard. Now he’s devoted his life to it

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How sports brought America together after the towers fell

Nobody would want to return to that day 20 years ago when airplanes were used as guided missiles, but we might want to return to the days and weeks that followed it.

Despite his anger, this priest offered a prayer of peace at ground zero

Opinion: I watched the plane hit the Pentagon — then watched Americans become one

He rescued victims at the Pentagon on 9/11. Then he had to survive PTSD

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Remembering the Utahns who died in the 9/11 attacks on New York, Washington, D.C.

Utahns who lost loved ones on 9/11 or who were in New York or Washington that day have tried to move on with their lives. It has been more difficult for some than others the past 20 years.

Donald Trump called the family of a Utah Marine killed in Afghanistan. What did he say?

Opinion: Americans ignore the lessons of 9/11 by focusing on trivial things

Growing up in a post-9/11 world

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Seeing President Bush at Yankee Stadium brought hope for this father and son

A city marked by resiliency and optimism in the wake of a tragedy. My trip to New York influenced how I would later come to view it.

Remembering 9/11 through its iconic images

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Photo of the Day: Healing Field pays tribute to those killed 20 years ago on 9/11

The temporary Healing Field memorial located in Sandy displays thousands of flags honoring each life lost on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as Utah’s fallen military members and first responders. It has been sponsored by the Colonial Flag Foundation since 2002.

39th annual LoToJa race honoring those who sacrificed on 9/11

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How the Olympic torch brought hope to a broken world after 9/11

About three months after the 9/11 attacks, Fraser Bullock, chief operating officer of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Games, joined the Olympic torch relay at a time it was especially meaningful.

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How everything changed for the 2002 Olympics when the towers fell

Utah’s 2002 Winter Games had been expected to showcase how far the Olympic movement had come following the worldwide scandal surrounding Salt Lake City’s successful bid, but the first major international event held after 9/11 became the "Security Games," and a place to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States.

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The most touching memories from the 2002 Olympics: A flag, a choir and an anthem

What struck me most in the days after the attacks was the unity we felt as Americans for our country and for our countrymen and women.

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‘Eerily silent’: How 9/11 changed airline travel forever

The 9/11 attacks led to fundamental changes to airline travel.

The fallout from 9/11 showed American Muslims the limits of religious liberty

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5 moments from 9/11 that shouldn’t be forgotten

The terrorists tried to destroy us, but acts of kindness, teamwork bolstered us instead.