9/11 marked with mourning, spirit of service
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SUZANNE MA Associated Press Writer NEW YORK
Cold rain mixed with tears as mourners collected under umbrellas and a dreary sky this morning to mark the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with old rituals and a new purpose honoring the spirit of those who rushed forward to help. Skies were gray in New York City, at the Pentagon and at the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in a Shanksville, Pa., field, where now-familiar ceremonies honored the nearly 3,000 people who were lost. Today was also the first time the anniversary was observed as a national day of service, following an o...