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and from the east coast to the west americans are waking up on this sunday september 11th a day the country remembers thousands of lives lost ten years ago. good morning, everyone. welcome to mornings on 2 i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm claudine wong. events memorializing the victims of 9/11 are being held across the country. including in san francisco where a remembrance ceremony is getting under way to remember firefighters. >> reporter: the ceremony just got under way here. we are outside of fire station 13 right on ocean avenue. they have just unfolded a flag here. you can see members of the san francisco fire department taking part in this ceremony. they want to time this out very carefully so at 6:59 they sounded three chimes to signal
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the exact time that the south tower of the world trade center collapsed. and in just a few moment trace be ringing the last alarm and then they will be lowering the flags here to half staff. this is a ceremony taking place here. the chief or the fire department taking part as well. you can see members of the fire department standing out in front of the station to commemorate their comrades who lost their lives on 9/11 ten years ago today. and in just a few moments they will be reading off all of the names 343 names of the new york firefighters who died on 9/11. >> on this ten year anniversary we remember and honor all those
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fire service emergency medical service law enforcement. [ inaudible ] nor we remember the lives victor perez. firefighter. we will all carry on together and keep you both in our hearts. please give a moment of silence. we will now read the names of the nypd firefighters that gave
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their lives. >> now they will begin the reading of the names passing around the list here one by one. >> adam david ram. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: members of the as far as fire department here reading off the names more than 300 new york city firefighters their comrades who were killed on 9/11 ten years ago today. they will be reading off all of those names out in front of the san francisco fire station. station 15 and similar ceremonies taking part at every single fire station across california this morning. >> in from san francisco we want to take you back live to new york city. 90 minutes ago a ceremony got under way at the world trade
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center. president obama and former president george bush were in attendance. as part of this ceremony victims names are also being named and a moment of silence was held. a moment of silence was also held when the plane crashed into the pentagon and a fourth moment of silence is expected to take place or it just may have to remember a time that the plane crashed in pennsylvania flight 93 united airline flight bound for san francisco. that flight crashed at 10:03 eastern time. 7:03 on the west coast. right now we want to take you live back out to new york city and listen in here at the podium. >> the bright eyed daughter the quick son. alphabet of names in a green
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field. names in the small tracks of birds. names lifted from a hat or balanced on the tip of the tongue. names willed in a dim warehouse of memory. so many names there is barely room on the walls of the heart. >> william m.. >> and the names being read by family members of the victims. this has been taking place for the past 90 minutes. reporter carter e advance has been in new york city all morning long. let's join carter now. >> reporter: you know you just saw former new york governor speaking there and now the names are resuming. we did in fact have that fourth moment of silence at 10:03:00
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a.m.. that is when flight 93 hit the ground in shanksville, pennsylvania. let me step out of the way. i want to give you the scope of all of this. we almost start out with the reflecting pools the memorials here. this is a unique perspective. those water falls the largest man-made water falls in north america. you see all those people surrounding it. these are family members of people who died here ten years ago today. and they are being allowed for the first time ever to walk up to the reflecting pools and see the names of their loved ones etched in bronze all along the rim of each of these reflecting pools. you might see people leaning over. it looks like they are writing on a piece of people. many people are rubbing chalk or crayons on their names there so they can have something else to remember their loved ones by. i can show you more if you
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would like. let's show you world trade number one. this is the tower that is being built until place of the original two that was here. a lot of legal wranglings for many years. but now construction is well under way. they are moving along at is a pretty good clip. when i first moved here to new york five years ago, this was still just a giant hole in the ground. people would still come here from all over the world and try to get a peek at the construction inside. there was really nothing to see per se. it was just a giant hole. it was a feeling you get when you are down in this area. i think everyone remembers where they were on september 11th, 2001. you get that feeling down here. finally today we really have something of substance to look at. we have those memorials. and starting tomorrow the general public will be able to view those memorials. >> carter evanss reporting from new york city. thank you. from new york city we want to
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take you to the pentagon. president obama will visit all three 9/11 sites today. you are looking at j. as he speak -- you look at joe biden as he speaks in arlington where one of the planes also crashed and lives were lost there. emotional ceremonies going on across the countries. today's event will include president obama laying a wreath at the pentagon memorial. we know we want to listen in right now to vice president joe biden. >> he sat on a bench and con fronted a man. a man that was wondering aloud. why am i still alive? for hood i not been at the dentist, i would have been in the office. my office. totally destroyed. my colleagues gone. why me? it's a basic american instinct to respond to crisis when help
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is needed. to confront the afflicted. an american instinct summoned by the collective strength of the american people that we see come to the floor in our darkest hours. an instinct that echoes through the ages from pearl harbor to bay route. flight 93 to right here in the pentagon. those in this building that day knew what they were witnessing. it was a declaration of war by stateless actors bent on changing our way of life. who leaved that -- whole believed that -- who believed these horrible acts of terror directed against innocents could buckle our knees, could bend our will, could begin to break us and break our
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resolved. but they did not know us. instead, that same american instinct that sent all of you under the breach between the fourth and fifth corridors galvanized an entire new patriots. the 9/11 generation. many of them were just kids on that bright september morning. but like their grandparents, on december 7th, 1941, they courageously bored the burden that the united states placed on their soldiers. >> they we now want to take you to shanksville, pennsylvania. services are scheduled for another hour and a half in that community at the new flight 93
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national memorial. now normally that community has a population of 260 but so many people have come out there. there are tens of thousands of people now in that community. former presidents bill clinton and george w. bush were at the nation's newest national park earlier ceremony there. we know they have been trying to build the memorial there. it will be a set of 40 marble slabs. each subscribed with the names of the passenger and screw. they are still raising money for that. they are remembering the heroic efforts on that plane that crushed the cockpits to stop that terrorism attack and saved countless lives that morning when they took matters into their own hands and refused to let the terrorists fly that plane. certainly this morning we are remembering the heros of flight 93. >> u.s. intelligence officials say there is no evidence this morning that any al qaeda
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operative has entered the country to carry out an anniversary attack. new york city stepped up police patrols after reports of a terror threat. officers this weekend are conducting more security sweeps around ground zero. investigators have been look into the theft of two vans from a world trade -- world trade center contractor. government officials say they are questioning the validity of the tip that three would detonate a car bomb. good morning, to you. here at home the possibility of thunderstorms in our forecast. once again giving you a live look. san jose this morning. the low cloud deck marine layer thicker than what we saw yesterday. many of us looking up with partly to mostly cloudy skies. we will see the burn off later on today. the possibility of thunderstorms or afternoon will be cooler than what we saw yesterday as well.
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a southerly breeze san francisco right now. 9 miles an hour. it lookalikes the westerly breeze through fairfield has picked up from 24 hours ago. 22 right now north westerly. 56 in oakland. the temperatures slightly warmer than yesterday. could be due to that could cover. usually will is. 61 redwood city. low 60sin san jose. the clouds hanging over the diablo range at this hour. 61 degrees livermore. 60 in napa and wide spread upper 50s right around santa rosa. pulling it back a bit you can see moisture hanging around. again that chance for thunderstorms rolling our way. a look at the satellite and radar this loop is 24 hours. i want to show you when it starts to bubble up you notice the clock says afternoon time. it was yesterday afternoon we really saw some sparks occurring. it's that heat mt. afternoon that helped to fuel the
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thunderstorms. it's usually in the afternoon when we get to see the bubble up over our mountain ranges. wide view you can see pretty clear out there in the coastline. partly cloudy skies. very similar to what we had yesterday. sunny at times and clouds moved through. gets a little breezy. a little unsettled. cooling continues for the afternoon. especially inland areas. the isolated thunderstorms will decrease tonight. and then by tomorrow the chance will continue to lessen. forecast highs expected today. wide spread 70s. petaluma expected 72. 81 st. helena. 86 clear lake. 69 oakland. 78 walnut creek. the farther you go inland the warmer it is. pretty still a nice day overall. 66 san jose. 75 sunnyvale.
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73 redwood city. 68 san bruno. low 60s for the coast. your extended forecast here partly to mostly cloudy skies in store for today. the isolated chance for a thunderstorm. it will be primarily over our mountain areas. southern santa clara valley as well as areas along month term ray. monday and tuesday notice a gradual warmup there. come thursday a little bit of cooling. wide spread 80s for the inland areas. 70s for areas around the bay. take a look at the lunchtime numbers coming up. while the country commemorates 9/11 at least 80 u.s. troops are injured in afghanistan. what happened and the group claiming responsibility for those attacks. and two people found dead when firefighters responded to a fire overnight. the reason why police call this case suspicious. [ male announcer ] humble beginnings are true beginnings.
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and you are looking live at pictures from new york city as family members of the victim have been lead into the ground zero area and now are walking around the new memorials there honoring their families who perished. let's listen in to the podium here as family members read the names of those that died on 9/11. >> my father i love you. >> and my beautiful husband and proud father david garcia. we love and miss you and live every day in your honor. i love you david. >> jeffrey g. golds lam. >> monica goldstein. >> ronald s.galensky.
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>> andrew h.gulkin. be >> ten years ago today more than 2600 right there in new york city. as we have been telling you ceremonies are also taking place at the pentagon. the speakers include defense secretary leon panetta. alison burns is live. >> reporter: yes, let's get back to that live look at the pentagon. vice president joe biden has just wrapped up an emotional speech to the family members and friends of the 184 people who died when an american airlines plane crashed into the pentagon on this day a decade ago. also here this morning are the first responders who saved scores of lives. a giant flag hangs near the spot where the plane hit the building. just as it did in the days after september 11th. members of the armed services put flowers on the benches in the memorial honoring the victims. and defense secretary leon
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panetta lead a moment of silence saying while terrorists tried to make the united states weaker, the country is stronger. >> to this day and by these memorials to each victim we pledge to never forget the enemy that made this happen. >> reporter: now we are back to a live look at the pentagon. president obama will lay a wreath at the memorial there tonight and speak at a concert. a concert for hope at the kennedy center. now of course there has been some anxiety here in the nation's capitol at the possibility of another attack. washington, d.c. police say reports of suspicious vehicles are up and we have seen capitol police conducting searches here in the senate park behind us. so far it does not appear anything has turned up related to a terrorist threat. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. time now 7:21. at least 80 american soldiers
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are wounded and two afghan civilians are dead after a womaning. that attack happened yesterday on the eve of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. it was carried out by a suicide bomber that detonated a large bomb inside a truck carrying firewood. the taliban has claimed responsibility for that attack. war protestors plan what they call a different commemoration of 9/11. hundreds of activists will gather on both ends of the bridge at noontime. they will stand in solidarity for world peace. members have carried out similar peace marchs on the bridge in the past. operation enduring freedom tried to dismantle the al qaeda terrorist network. they have given safeman to al qaeda and refused to hand over osama bin laden after the attacks. the taliban were ousted from power lateener that year.
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of those 171751 were americans. he was one of the heros of flight 93. >> mom i just want to tell you i love you. i'm a flight from newark to san francisco. >> a mother shares her memories of a son and last conversation ten years ago.
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a bay area mother is among the people in shanksville pennsylvania that are reremembering the passengers of flight 93. and she talked to us about his last call to her before he and other passengers rushed the terrorists saving countless lives. alice stands in shanksville, pennsylvania in memory of her son. she knows he died fighting because heckled her just before charging down the aisle for that final battle with the terrorist. >> mom, this is mark. i just want to tell you i love you. i'm a flight from newark to san francisco and there is three
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guys on board there are actually four who have taken over the plane and say they have a bomb. >> he was the light of her life. & yet she is inspired by the heros that fought with him and the lives they saved. >> it was really a scene and it was really horrifying and yet it was wonderful to know that a little group of guys can make such a great big difference on that day. >> he was a former flight attendant and admits she is still scared to fly. she flew to pennsylvania today in honor of her son who didn't let his fear stop him from fighting. >> i live 9/11 every day of my life and i always will and i will go to my death trying to rectify the unsolved and unfinished business of 9/11. >> she also says she is proud her son was able to come out to her and she is actively involved in the gay community. this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the castro there will be a
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ten years later we remember the thousands of men, women, and children killed in the 9/11 terror attacks. good morning, and welcome back to mornings on 2 i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm mike mibach. let's take you live to new york city. former mayor rudy guliani is speaking to the crowd. >> and a time for every purpose under heaven. a time to be born and a time to die. a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted. a time to kill and a time to heal. a time to weep and a time to laugh. a time to mourn and a time to dance. a time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together. a time to embrace and a time to
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refrain from embracing. a time to win and a time to lose. a time to keep and a time to cast away. a time to rend and a time to sew. a time to keep silence and a time to speak. a time to love and a time to hate. a time of war and a time of peace. god bless every soul that we lost. god bless the family members who have to endure that loss. and god guide us to our reunion in heaven and god bless the united states of america. [ applause ]
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>> ten years ago he was known as america's mayor rudy guliani speaking on this 9/11 anniversary. there have been already several moments of silence this morning in new york city. they took place at the time the two flights hit the towers. also at the time american airlines flight 77 hit the pentagon and united flight 93 in shanksville, pennsylvania. >> we want to go now to ktvu alex savage. >> reporter: good morning, claudine. san francisco firefighter this morning honored their own during this commemoration ceremony during the september 11th attacks. it took place behind us here right outside fire station 15 on ocean avenue. everything got started just before 7:00 this morning. we'll show you video of what was taking place. in fact, things got started precisely at 6:59:00 a.m.. that is the time that the south tower of the world trade center collapsed ten years ago today.
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the firefighters stood outside the station. three chimes were set off. moments later they rang what they call the last alarm for their comrades. the new york fight firers killed in the september 11th attacks and they read off all 343 names of the new york city firefighters that died on 9/11. the chief of the fire department joann hayes white took part in this ceremony. after the ceremony got finished we asked her about what was going through her head. >> three months ago in a house fire we lost to firefighters. that loss has been very difficult and so i can only imagine a department losing 343. >> reporter: so a very somber ceremony for members of the san francisco fire department and similar ceremonies that took place here at station 15. took place at the exact same time this morning at all 43
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fire stations across san francisco. we are live in san francisco this morning. county v channel 2 news. >> the mayor of oakland marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks this morning. add the site of the new remember them sculpture. with candles and flags in hands the group observed a moment of silence for the 9/11 victims. mayor gene quan says having it in front of a skullture has great importance. >> ity we are very, very proud the statues are in place in time for the tenth commemoration for what happened in new york. because that was the day i think when we came together as a nation despite our differences. >> the sculpture is made up of 25 monumental figures in history. the pope is delivering a message of peace as rereflects on the september 11th attacks.
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during a speech in italy he called on world leaders and others to resist the temptation toward hatred. he is praying for the victims of 9/11 and says no violence should be committed in the name of god. here in the bay area security is going to be heightened today at popular tourist spots. the highway patrol will have an increased presence through tomorrow. officials also say security has been tighter on the span ever since 9/11. there are cameras above and below the bridge and more officers have been hired to patrol the bridge and the surrounding areas. mass transit will also receive extra attention. bart has extra security at train stations and parking lots through tomorrow as well. although there is no, ma'am specific threat the transportation security administration has asked for increased patrols around bart. a national security operation including more than 140 agencies from 32 states and several canadian cities. law enforcement will also be out in full force at the 49ers
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game. they will assist with security at the regular season home opener. they won't reveal its role but san francisco police. you can watch the seattle sea hawks game at 1:00 p.m.. a san francisco landmark will pay host to a 9/11 memorial climb. participates will run or walk up the billing. they will go up 48 floors twice this is not a competition. organizers say everyone involved is a winner. each climber will wear the name and photo of the 343 firefighters killed when the world trade center collapsed. participants will be going at their own pace. the event includes bag pipers and opening ceremony and even a barbecue lunch right after. there will be several other events happening across the bay area to mark the anniversary of
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9/11. at 9:00 this morning there will be a 9/11 attribute at the veterans war memorial in san francisco followed by a community service cleanup event. and in san leandro police and firefighters will sound their sirens and fly their flags at half staff at 10:00. at 3:00 the tenth anniversary benefit performance by san francisco and east bay community choirs will get under way in berkeley. and just a reminder for you, we will have coverage throughout the day on the 9/11 attacks both on ktvu and ktvu.com. we'll have a 5:30 in fact and then at 6:00 we will air a special report titled 9/11 a decade of change. happening now bay area firefighters are headed to the south land to battle the wild fire in current county. marin county is sending a strike team this morning. it consists of five counties. lightning strikes have sparked more than 50 wild fires
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throughout kern county. 15,000-acres have been burned. that is more than 24 square miles. as of last night there is zero percent containment and residence have been advised to evacuate. it took frank firefighters more than 40 minutes to contain a blaze in a building. firefighters say it was a stubborn smoky fire but everyone inside the ground floor business and two upper floor apartments escaped unharmed. there is no word yet on what started the fire. good morning, to you. another round of thunderstorms a possibility for our forecast this afternoon. giving you a live look outside our doors. the marine layer is thick earn this morning. we have clouds where we didn't have clouds yesterday morning. we will watch those burn off. we will have a combination of mid and high level clouds stream through today. meanwhile with that cloud cover overhead right around santa rosa and napa. santa rosa reporting a little
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bit of fog this morning. low 60s. 60 san francisco. your satellite radar view showing you that center of circulation remains point conception right about here. you can see the counter clock wise motion as it sends it into our area. you can see right over kern county quite a bit going on. we are dealing with wild fires out there this morning. your forecast here i want to roll you through the afternoon. we do stay partly to mostly cloudy at times. not a lot of moisture coming our way. it's primarily over the mountains. southern santa clara as well as the diablo range. perhaps bay area will see those build up. cloudy to mild as you walk out your door this morning. the threat for thunderstorm remaining in the afternoon. 20% chance. we do have that possibility but usually 30-40% more likely to
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see a little bit more. gradual warmup expected for your back to workweek. but it will come to an end by the end of the workweek and into the weekend. a look another your forecast highs today. 70s in and around santa rosa. the temperatures same la to yesterday -- similar to yesterday. san leandro checking in right around 70 degrees. inland warmer but not bad at all. 81 antioch. right around the south bay 76 santa clara. 80 degrees morgan hill. 68 san bruno. 64 in the city. wide spread low and mid 60s along the coast. your extepidded forecast here notice -- your extended forecast here notice the chance for thunderstorm potential drops off a little bit later tonight. the warmup will begin and it
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looks like on wednesday. we'll have your day planner for your sunday coming up. cal train is back on schedule after a man was struck and killed by a train in san francisco. it happened yesterday around 5:30 in the evening on the track on gerald avenue. it was carrying 265 passengers. none of them were injured. it's not clear if it was an accident or suicide. according to cal train this is the 13th death on the cal train tracks this year. the guardian angels are on patrol in san francisco's mission district after a spike in violence. there have been at least three killings over the last two weeks. the guardian angels have spent the last two nights in the city's mission district in response to the violence. the group notifies police before it goes out. they say there were nonmajor problems so far this weekend. but there have been a few minor flair ups. >> he pushed me. he's not supposed to touch me.
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i couldn't let that guy get up close to me. we know our procedures and follow them best o our ability. it's just that corner. >> the guardian angels say they are not armed but all are trained in self-defense and know how to make citizens arrests. 7:41. since nerve flying has been a whole new experience. the drastic changes to airport security prompted by the terror attacks. but first a quick check on the traffic. we will give you a live look there at golden gate bridge. things looking good in both directions.
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saw what was happening. my first reaction was one of disbelief. which quickly turned to anger and dispair. thinking about all of those lives lost. and what we will do next. >> that was darrell campbell of san francisco remembering watching some of the devastating footage from new york city on the morning of 9/11. it want to take you back out live to new york city right now. let's listen in here at the podium. >> heather holmes. thomas anderson hobbs. >> james jay holden. >> robert wayne hobbson iii. ronald g.boyner. >> patrick a.. >> john a. crawford.
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>> marsha hauffman. frederick joseph hauffman. >> wallace cole hogan junior. >> events started just a little bit over two hours ago. president obama former president george w. bush both making some short remarks but the majority of the morning as you see here have been adults and children reading the names of the victims from the 9/11 attacks. many of the children as you can see not even old enough probably to remember the attacks but lost either a mother or a father or some relative ten years ago today. we invite you to share your memories and thoughts of that day. you can post your comments on the ktvu morning teams web page on facebook. the way we travel is a lot different ten years ago after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. ten years ago bags on domestic flights were rarely screened. now all of them are.
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another big change is the presence of homeland security. there is also more efficient screening of passengers and baggage partly because of better training and ct scanners. spokesman at san francisco international airport says even with all the changes there is never enough security. >> the bar has to constantly move. raised up. people trying to reach these systems are not giving up. they will try to keep reaching. we have to try to stay one step ahead. >> there will be increased security across the airports today because of the 9/11 anniversary. authorities in los angeles last night arrested a man for making terrorist threats and possessing a hoax device. investigators say 62-year-old peradez carried a suspicious package upon a bus. the bomb unit later determined there was no explosives on board. some tense moments aboard a southwest flight last night. the plane bound from baltimore was diverted from nashville.
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a flight attendant says a passenger exhibited suspicious behavior which included going to a restroom several times in a matter of minutes. law enforcement questioned the passenger but did not charge him with anything. they did find a mysterious plastic item in the restroom which was not an explosive. in sweden police have arrested four people on suspicion on preparing a terrorist attack. authorities evacuated an art center sweden's second largest city. they deem the threat a serious danger to life, health, and property. investigators won't say if the terror plot was linked to the 9/11 anniversary. oakland homicide detectives are investigating a fire that killed two people overnight. it happened on the second floor of a building around 1:30 this morning. there is an acupuncture business on the ground level of that building but the fire was in the residential unit above. witnesses told firefighters they saw two people fleeing the scene this morning with gas
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canisters. >> two individuals were found inside the residence. right now we are investigating it. we called out our homicide units. >> one of the bodies was badly burned and the coroner is still trying to identify the victims. the other victim is believed to be a woman. six people were displaced by the fire. san francisco police are investigating a robbery and shooting that injured two people. it happened near brooke dale avenue around 8:00 last night. a 22-year-old man was at the basketball courts when two men walked up to him and robbed him. the victim was shot several times as he tried to run away and his injuries are life threatening. investigators say a woman who was standing in her front yard was hit by a stray bullet. she is expected to survive. it is a power walk like no other. how people are using a bay area landmark to honor 9/11 victims this morning. mostly cloudy mild start outside our door this morning with a possibility of thunderstorms in the forecast once again. we'll take a look at what you can expect for your neighborhood coming up in five
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you are taking a live look at ground zero and the family members that have been come together podium all morning long now to read the victims of the september 11th attacks. president obama and his wife are there as well as former president george bush and his wife. they have been watching along the side. standing behind bullet proof glass as they watch the ceremonies take place there. very, very emotional morning. the mayor of new york actually opened the ceremony saying although we can never unsee what happened here, we can also see that the children who lost their parents have grown into young adults and good works have taken enroute. a massive flag is flying on ground zero. workers hung the flag ons south side of the building to mark the tenth anniversary of the september 11th attacks.
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the flag will eventually be moved to one of the highest points on the tower. the 60 by 90-foot flag usually flies at new york's george washington bridge on major holidays. the memorial wall provided a postcard backdrop last night. all it will up there in shanksville, pennsylvania. organizers placed 2,982 ill luminaries on those. the number for each life lost in the attacks. they consisted of candles in white paper bags at the base of each marble slabs. one of the larger memorial services in the bay area today is going to be held in union city. the ceremony will include a flag procession and a 21 gun salute. union city constructed a memorial. every monument is inscribed with a victims name, age, and hometown. that ceremony starts at 1:00
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this afternoon at sugar mill landing in union city. a 9/11 attribute is taking place right now at one of the most recognizable structures in san francisco. participants will go up 48 floors twice. each climber will wear the name and photo of the 343 firefighters killed when the world trade center collapsed. joining us live to talk about the event is volunteer firefighter chris. talk about how powerful that experience was. >> it was a life changer. i was not a volunteer firefighter before this happened. and as soon as i got the opportunity to join the volunteer fire department no thought i joined up and it largely attributed to 9/11. >> this mornings event. tell me about this mornings event. the idea behind it obviously you are one of the main men here this morning.
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>> you know, i started doing a stair climb in '06. so this would be any seventh year sixth year doing it. it's a personal attribute for myself with a couple other firefighters. we did it onth pyramid and 101 cal. and this was the first time we decided for the tenth year to broaden it out. and i got a great team of guys from nevada fire and tiburon that helped us in february put together a pretty good show today. we'll have probably just under 300 firefighters. they will climb the building twice. this is really us trying to provide a platform for them to pay attribute. >> and show us a little bit what is going on there. i'm hearing bag pipes. is this all in preparation for today? >> that is exactly right. in about 10-15 minutes the bag pipes will play just to warm up
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a bit. we'll have someone address the crowd probably the fire chief or mayor. and then they'll have basically we'll have a moment of silence and we'll start heading over to the montgomery side of the tower and they'll begin their climb in waves. >> 343 firefighters perished ten years ago on a personal level what are your thoughts looking back on 9/11? >> you know i believe i'm amazed how we put ourselves back six months to a year after. we thought something else might happen again. to make it ten years and not have a catastrophic event in the city has been been a tribute. [ inaudible ] it's amazing the
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amount of support that was put together. >> volunteer firefighter chris luntin. thanks for your time. >> another san francisco landmark honoring 9/11 victims is coyote tower. it will glow red, white white, and blue this weekend. the message is twofold to remember the victims of 9/11 as well as show unwaiverring spirit moving forward. >> it's 7:56. we know there are lots of ceremonies and events outside today. whatever your plans are rosemary is watching the weather for you this sunday morning. >> good morning, to you. very similar to what we saw yesterday is what we expect this afternoon. we are waking up with thicker marine layer this morning and a little farther inland. we werely cloudy to mostly sun
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-- we were partly cloudy to mostly sunny yesterday morning. sitting in the 60s and low 50s this morning. temperature wise we will be a little bit cooler for inland areas. could be a little breezy at times. we do again a gradual warmup that will start with your back to work warmup there. and a cool down just a tad on thursday. from the east coast to to the west americans are take time to remember the 9/11 attacks. we will go back live to new york city for a live update. here at home the homicide investigation now under way after a building fire. statuas.
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you are looking at a live picture from ground zero. 9/11 remembrance ceremonies are under way. here in san francisco firefighters honor the lives lost on september 11th ten years ago today. the moving tribute coming up. and preparing for a possible terror attack. the preparation from the east coast to the west coast on this day of remembrance.
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good morning, welcome top ktvu mornings on 2 it's sunday, september 11th i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm mike mibach. happening right now the memorial services for september 11th attacks. i want to give you a live viewing from ground zero where family members are in attendance and reading the names of the victims that died ten years ago. more than 2600 people perished at pentagon. 343 firefighters died at ground zero and united flight 93, 40 people died in that field in pennsylvania. just about 30 minutes ago in new york city attendees finished the last of six moments of silent pauses for today's ceremony. four pauses was to mark the time each plane hit the two towers at the world trade
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center and the time each tower fell. the other two pauses marked the attacks on the pentagon and flight 93. the ceremony all started with the national anthem. ♪ for the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ >> ceremony followed with first moment of silence and the ringing of bells across new york city. president obama and former president bush then delivered some readings. >> god is our refuge and strength. a very present help in trouble. therefore, we will not fear. >> i pray that our heavenly
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father may sway the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished memory of the looed and lost. >> family members of 9/11 victims are now reading their names. there are a total of 334 readers. and once again another live picture at ground zero as the names continue to be read. the ceremony began just about 2.5 hours ago. it is scheduled to wrap up around 10:00 a.m. our time with the performance of taps by the new york city police department, new york fire department, and the u.s. military. >> a remembrance ceremony also took place at the pentagon. house speaker john boehner and vice president joe biden were among those in attendance. it wrapped up 45 minutes ago. it did include a moment of violent and presentation of colors. >> the entire nation joins us
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in remembering the innocent lives that were so cruelly taken from us at the pentagon, at the world trade center, and in shanksville, pennsylvania. >> later this afternoon president obama will arrive at the pentagon for a wreath laying ceremony. >> from the pentagon to what was a remote field in shanksville, pennsylvania. ♪ amazing grace how sweet >> services are scheduled for another half hour this in shanksville at the new flight 93 national memorial. normally shanksville has a population of 260. this weekend tens of thousands of people are turning out for the special ceremony. >> there has always been a special place in the common memory for people who
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deliberately, knowingly, certainly layed down their lives for other people to live. >> former president bill clinton and george w. bush join joe biden to dedicate the first phase of the memorial at the newest national park. the ceremony unvailed a wall of names. a set of 40 marble slabs each inscribed with a name with the passenger or flight crew member of flight 93. >> american service members on the front line are paying attribute to the 9/11 victims. an american flag was raised at dawn at a u.s. base in afghanistan. shortly after marines lowered the flag and folded it and raised a regular american flag. enthrone that day we lost mothers and fathers, sons, and daughters, we lost people of many nations and of many
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religions. and today we remember and we honor them all. >> service members stood and saluted taps was played alongside a metal sculpture of the twin towers and the new york city skylines. >> here in san francisco firefighters are in the middle of their own remembrance ceremony. alex is live. >> reporter: a somber ceremony held this morning outside of fire station 15 on ocean avenue here on the tenth anniversary of the september 11th attacks. the san francisco fire department honored their fellow firefighters that lost their lives that day. >> edward j. day. edward j. roll. >> reporter: one by one firefighters read off all 343 names of the new york city firefighters that were killed on september 11th. this was a care flicker graphed ceremony that got started at
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exactly 6:59:00 a.m. this morning. that's the time the south tower of the world trade center collapsed ten years ago. chimes went off in front of the station what they called a last alarm. the fire chief was here to take place in the event. she told us it's a very emotional day for her. >> it's a matter of paying attribute and honor to those that made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of their jobs as firefighters. and in addition to the 343 firefighters, there were nearly 3,000 people that lost innocent victims of 9/11. >> reporter: and similar ceremonies took place this morning at all 43 fire stations all across the city of san francisco. and at the fire stations the flags will be lowered to half staff. we are live in san francisco this morning alex savage. >> a san francisco landmark will be the flight of a 9/11 memorial climb. we want to take you outside live right now to the transamerica building. participates are getting ready to run or walk up that
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staircase inside that building. what they will do is go up the 48 floors twice. now all the participates out there as -- participants out there as you might be able to tell they are all emergency responders and each of them. each climber will wear the name and photo of one of the 343 firefighters killed when that world trade center collapsed honoring all the men and women that rushed in without any regard for their own safety. the you're of oakland marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks this morning at a vigil. about a dozen people gathered at 530 this morning at the remember them sculpture. they had candles and flags in hands and the groups served a moment of silence for the 9/11 victims. mayor jean quan says having the vigil in front of the sculpture that honors historical leaders is of great importance. >> i think we are very proud
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that these statues are in place for this time. i think that was a day when we came together as a nation despite our differences. >> the sculpture is made up of 25 monumental figures in history. there is no evidence this morning that any al qaeda operative has entered the country to carry out a terror attack. officers this weekend are conducting more security sweeps around ground zero and investigators have been look into the theft of two vans from a world trade center contractor. law enforcement remain on alert. government sources say they are questioning the i have slidty of the -- validity of the tip. for continuing coverage stay william ktvu mornings on 2 throughout next hour. coming up at 8:15 we will go live to new york city for a life report ton today's
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remembrance ceremony. at 8:30 the stair climb taking place this morning in honor of the 9/11 victims. and at 8:45 we will go live to our washington, d.c. newsroom for an update on the pentagon ceremony taking place right now. good morning, to you. the notable difference as we start our day. many of us waking up with mostly cloudy skies. we were mostly clear yesterday. we do have just a weak on shore breeze. blowing anywhere from 5-10 miles an hour at the ground level. a little stronger through fairfield this morning. take a look here sfo reporting 14 miles an hour. that has picked up in the last hour. san jose still very gentle there. calm conditions in santa rosa. with all of that cloud cover out there and a little bit of fog in some areas along the  coastline and north bay our temperatures warmer than yesterday. 61 for you in areas around napa. upper 50s and low toys in the
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bay. 63sfo. 62 in concord. low 60s livermore down into san jose. as i shift farther take a little look morgan. we have clouds packing just a little bit of moisture. that possibility of thunderstorms returning to our area if i back it up a little bit more you can see near kern county that is where the moisture is wrapping up. it will not budge for today. here's the center of circulation right about here. you can see as the moisture funnels in. afternoon heating that is when we have the best possibility for the thunderstorms. partly cloudy skies. air mass cooling a little bit with this system as well. temperatures cooler than yesterday by a few degrees. could be mostly cloudy at times when we see the spokes of energy roll through and in the afternoon. the possibility for thunderstorms again it will be the higher elevations primarily. diablo range, east bay hills. your forecast highs for today a
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mild one. 72 in petaluma. 72 in kentfield. upper 60s low 70s east bay, oakland. the ininland areas a good looking day as well. 78 to danville. toil degrees expected -- 80 degrees expected around antioch. 76 san jose. 80 degrees cooler than yesterday. 64 in the city. wide spread low 60s for the coast. your extended forecast here shows you a gradual warmup as we get back to work on monday. wide spread low and mid 60s for the coastline. temperatures reaching back into the mid to upper 80s before we cool down again into thursday. we'll have your lunchtime numbers coming for you in a little bit. time now 8:11. still ahead some of the top stories including the homicide investigation being launched in the east bay after a building fire overnight. the 49ers are getting ready for their season opener at candle stick park. the extra security fans may
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notice at today's game. we want to take you back live to look at new york city. this is ground zero as this remembrance ceremony continues. you are watching ktvu mornings on two. it feels like help is never far away.
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george to you. overcast skies over bay point. temperatures sitting in the low 60s. oakland homicide detectives are investigating a fire that
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killed two people overnight. it happened on the second floor of a building on coolage avenue. there is an ang puncture business on the ground level of that business. the fire was actually up stairs in a residential unit. witnesses told firefighters they did receive two people fleeing that scene this morning with gas canisters. >> two individuals were found inside the residence. right now we are investigating it. we called out our homicide unit. >> one of the bodies was badly burned and the coroner is trying to identify that victim. the other victim is believed to be a woman. six people were displaced by the fire and the red cross is helping them. also from overnight san francisco police are investigating a robbery and shooting that injured two people. it happened near brooke dale avenue around 8:00 last night. a 22-year-old man was at the basketball courts when two men walked up to him and robbed him. his injuries are life threatening. investigators say a woman that
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was standing in her front yard was hit by a stray bullet. she is expected to survive. as we have been telling you this morning a remembrance ceremony in honor of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is under way in new york city. reporter carter evans is live this morning at ground zero with a look at that new memorial. good morning, carter. >> reporter: hi, mike. they are still reading through the names of all of the people that died here ten years ago today. something significant has happened. it may seem insignificant but it really is significant when you think about it. the relatives of the victims here are finally allowed to walk around this memorial. to pay their respects. take it all in. it hasn't been like this for a very long time. over the past ten years i think it was hard for a lot of people to imagine that this day would ever come. from the pentagon to shanksville, pennsylvania to right here in new york city,
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it's a day that will never be forgotten. not by victims families, not by any american. >> ten years have past since a perfect blue sky morning turned into the blackest of nights. >> reporter: a decade after the worst terror attack ever on american soil. september 11th is being marked around the country with reflection, resilience, and rebuilding. president obama and first lady michelle obama are visiting all three sites impacted. starting with this dedication of the 9/11 memorial where the world trade center once stood tall. >> god is our refuge and strength. a very present help in trouble. there, we will not fear. >> reporter: elsewhere the city this morning is a ceremony to honor the 343 new york city firefighters killed that day. the events go on under
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heightened alert. especially here in lower manhattan on thursday officials warned of a credible but unconfirmed potential terror threat with new york city and washington as possible targets. noting terrorists heightened interest in anniversaries. but for the families gathered here at ground zero, the focus is on remembrance. and this is how the tone has changed today. once people started to go in there, it just felt to me at least a lot more relaxed. you see people lying on the grass there taking it in. that is a really good sight to see when you think about it. all of this in the shadow of one world trade there with the american flag on it you see towering high into the sky with years before construction began. that's why it's so nice to see people relaxing here today. for so long after 9/11/2001 there was so many legal battles
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where this building would be, when it would be built to what the memorial would look like. all of those points of contention but all of those change today. now this is really a sight of remembrance. back to you. >> and carter a lot of tension on new york city. can you talk a little bit about security and what it looks like right now and personally what has been your experience out there this morning. >> reporter: yeah. i got to tell you getting around new york city and manhattan specifically is tough these days. last couple of days. security is obvious. it's very clear that they are cracking down and got this city on lock down. there is also a lot of things we cannot see. one of the most prevalent things i think most people are coming in contact with are the roadblocks. all throughout manhattan vehicle check points. and it's creating a lot of traffic but it's for a good reason. we've got that credible threat out there right now. we don't want to see another
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event here especially on this solemn day. >> carter evans live for us this morning in new york city. thank you for that report. here in the bay area security will be tightened today at popular tourists spots such as the golden gate bridge. highway patrol will have an increased presence through tomorrow. security has been tighter on that span ever since 9/11. there are now cameras above and below the bridge and more officers have been hired to patrol the bridge and the surrounding areas. law enforcement will also be out in full force at this afternoon's 49ers game at candle stick park. the fbi will assist with security at the team's regular season home opener. the san francisco field office is not revealing its role. san francisco police say fans should expect more officers than usual. the fbi plans to help with security at all 13 nfl games today. you can watch the niners seattle sea hawks game at 1:00 p.m..
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new this morning terrorist plot foiled in sweden. they arrested four people on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack. authorities evacuated an art center. sweden's second largest city. they deem the threat a serious danger to life, health, and property. investigators won't say if the terror plot was linked to the 9/11 anniversary. also new this morning at least 80 american soldiers are wounded and two afghan civilians are dead after a suicide bombing in afghanistan. the attack happened yesterday on the eve of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. it was carried out by a suicide bomber who detonated a large bomb inside a truck carrying firewood. taking matters into their own hands. the new patrols to stop violence in san francisco's mission district and the mixed feelings we are finding. we want to give you another live look from new york city. that is the memorial there at the reflection pool. you can see the families of the victims of 9/11 out there this
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morning. the readings of the names continuing as people stop to remember on this tenth anniversary. you are watching ktvu mornings on 2. n?
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welcome back to mornings on 2. your time is 8:24. >> it's sunday september 11th. we want to check in with rr.
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do you know what it will be like for the 49ers? >> it will be partly mostly cloudy. a little cooler than yesterday. bring along that jacket or out to the game. giving you a like look there. we have a combination of partly sunny skies. we have low clouds out there. mid and high level clouds from the disturbance to the south of us that continues to throw that unstable moisture our way. so for the afternoon expect conditions to be very similar to saturday and a tad cooler in some cases. wide spread 50s and 60s out there with all of that gray. even though it's slightly warmer it probably doesn't feel much warmer. noontime numbers sitting in the low 60s. right around the coastline. wide spread low 70s around the bay. upper 70nd for our inland areas. at least some of the warmer locations. for the afternoon temperatures reaching into the 80s. some low 90s for the valley spots. the northbound inland areas expect to warm in the 70s.
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expected temperatures to remain very similar. we will see a gradual warmup monday, tuesday, and wednesday. possibility for thunderstorms is 20%. we could see those clouds begin to build up over the hills in the afternoon. but tuesday into wednesday temperatures not bad. looking pretty nice. partly cloudy on thursday and temperatures inlandslide a little bit. back to you. >> thanks. cal train is back on schedule after a man was struck and killed by a train in san francisco. it happened yesterday at 5:30 in the evening. the train was carrying 265 passengers. none of them were injured. it's not clear if the incident was an accident or a suicide. according to cal train, this is the 13th death on the cal train tracks this year. the guardian angels are on patrol of a spike in violence. there have been at least three killings over the last two weeks. the guardian angels have spent the last two nights in the mission district in response to
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that violence. the group notifies police before it goes out. they say there were no major problems so far this weekend but there have been a few minor flair ups. >> and he pushed me. he's not supposed to touch me. >> i couldn't let that guy get up close to me. we know our procedures and follow them to the best of our ability but it's that corner. >> they are not armed but they are trained in self-defense and know how to make citizens arrests. coming up we will go live to washington, d.c.. more on the 9/11 ceremony taking place this morning at the pentagon. the local ceremony taking place in san francisco. firefighters remembering their brothers and sisters. and now a live picture from new york city. we will go back to ground zero for an update on the memorial ceremony currently under way in the great city of new york. time now is 8:28. you are watching mornings on two. ♪
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president obama comes together with former president george w. bush at ground zero this morning to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks ten years later. and welcome back to ktvu mornings on two everyone i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm claudine wong. memorial services for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks are still under way right now in new york city. you are taking a live look at the reflection pool that has now been open to the families of the victims of 9/11. this is at ground zero. it has been an emotional morning as the names of the victims of the people that have
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died have been read aloud one by one. there are more than 300 family members that have come to the podiums you are looking at right now. reading each name. many taking a couple more moments to tell this crowd and tell this country what those people meant to them. they were fathers and mothers and wives and sons and daughters and certainly has been emotional to watch. we have seen the family members as they have been let into ground zero. many as you can see they were holding pictures of their loved ones. at the heart of today's ceremony is the new memorial to the victims. it features two manmade towers. the victims names are etched in bronze. new york city michael mayor michael bloomberg helped open the ceremony. >> ten years have past since that perfect blue sky morning turned into the blackest of
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nights. since then we have lived in sunshine and shadow. although we can never unsee what happened here, we can also see that children who lost their parents have grown into young adults. >> family members of the 9/11 victims continue to read the names. there are 334 people who have been chosen to stand up there and read in total this morning. there you see them etching the names or taking those carbon copies of the names etched in the memorial. i want to take you back out live again for a live picture of ground zero. stay with us here on ktvu mornings on 2. coming up in four minutes we will go live to today's ceremony for an update. a massive flag of the united states is flying on ground zero center piece tower in new york. they hung the flag on the south side to mark the tenth anniversary. the building is under construction but the flag will eventually be moved to one of
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the highest points of the tower. the 60 by 90-foot flag usually flies at new york's george washington bridge on major holidays. a remembrance ceremony is taking place this morning in sanctionville, pennsylvania. the center piece of today's ceremony is the memorial wall. it features 40 marble slabs and the names of the victims of united flight 93. former presidents joined vice president joe biden to dedicate the memorial. the memorial wall patrol sided a postcard backdrop last night. organizers placed aluminaries on the ground. the aluminaries consisted of candles in white paper bags at the base of each slab. later today president obama will visit the pentagon for a
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wreath laying ceremony. that is where american airlines flight 77 hit ten years ago today. in honor of the nearly 200 victims pentagon workers unfurled a giant american flag this morning before the start of today's official ceremony. stay with us here on ktvu mornings on two. ahead at 8:45 we will go live to washington, d.c. for more on the service at the pentagon. firefighters in san francisco also honored their fallen new york city counterparts this morning. >> edward j. day. edward j. roll. >> one by one they read the names of the 343 firefighters that lost their lives on 9/11. the ceremony started at 6:59. the exact time when the south tower of the world trade center fell. >> three months ago in a house fire we lost two firefighters. that loss has been very difficult. i can't imagine a department
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losing 343. >> other bay area fire stations held similar events earlier this morning. flags will be flown at half staff today in honor of the new york city firefighters. >> the mayor of oakland marked the anniversary at a vigil. they gathered at 5:30:00 a.m. at the remember them sculpture. with candles and flags in hand the group observed a moment of violence for 9/11 victims at henry j. kizer park. having the vigil in front of a sculpture that honors american heros. landmark is playing host to a 9/11 memorial stair climb. this is the transamerican building. it involves emergency responders and participants will be running or walking up the staircase inside the transamerica building. there are 48 floors and they are going to go up twice. each climber as we said is an
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emergency responder. they will be wearing the name and photo of the 343 firefighters killed when the world trade centers collapsed. good morning, to you. we will continue with our unsettled weather for today. we have a combination of partly sunny skies. a little bit of cloud cover out there. low clouds as well as high clouds. a little bit of filtered sunshine over san jose. meanwhile the low clouds hanging over parts of the bay. even though it will burn off we will remain partly to mostly cloudy. 59-degrees in areas right around santa rosa. 60 degrees redwood city. low 60s san jose. the temperatures up a few degrees over yesterday. with the clouds out there it may not feel warmer outside your door thousands perjury. kern county seeing quite a bit at this hour. others southern portions of santa clara county. morgan hill and gilroy dealing
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with a few clouds there. this will stay primarily to the south. thunderstorms in the afternoon 20% or so. it will be the higher elevations that see this. the rest of us the partly cloudy skies may be feeling muggy at times. temperatures slightly cooler because the air mass the clouds is bringing us the cooler conditions. for the afternoon notice the sierra continuing to see the thunderstorm possibility. and as well as the foothills. the moisture and wrap around moisture goes this way. it could gain into our area but the chance will be slim. very similar to what we saw yesterday. for this morning gray skies outside our door. temperatures are mild out there. into the afternoon partly to mostly cloudy skies. threat for thunderstorms over the diablo range, the east bay hills, santa clara counties and mountains and areas around monterey. your afternoon highs for today 72 expected in petaluma. 73 in napa. 68 expected in richmond. upper 60s for areas along the east bay. 72 hayward. inland areas looking at the upper 70s to low 80s.
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81 in antioch. the santa clara valley going to be a nice one temperature wise. 76 expected san jose. 77 saratoga. along the peninsula mid 70s expected. 64 degrees this afternoon in the city if you are heading to sunday streets could be a little breezy at time. we do begin a gradual warmup when you go back to work on monday. we do drift back a little bit into thursday. partly cloudy skies over the coast and wide spread low mid 60s there. we want to go back live to new york city and ground zero. jennifer davis joining us with details on what is going on right now at that 9/11 remembrance ceremony. jennifer. >> reporter: hi there were, mike. when you are standing there overlooking ground zero i think you are struck by the continuing flow of family members into this memorial. they have been coming in for hours and hours now. and the line is still filling the city block as people wait
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to come in and pay their respects. this is the first chance family members are getting to see the memorial. and not just the memorial but the name of their loved one etched on brass plates around that water fall. clearly it is a moving moment for many of the folks. ten years to the day since the worst terror atax on u.s. soil families of the 2700 killed at ground zero finally get to see the memorial built in their loved ones honor. >> while september 11th was a tragedy for our nation as a whole, it was most importantly a tragedy for each and every one of those families who lost loved ones, family members, friends, colleagues that day. >> reporter: at the center of the memorial honoring those lost are water falls creating a new peaceful footprint where the twin towers once stood.
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the names of the victims are inscribed on the pool. >> i came down here because this is the one event i thought i could handle but it's very hard. i saw the whole thing. >> reporter: security around new york city is very tight these weekend. residence and visitors alike say the mood on the anniversary is somber and somewhat tense. >> you can hear a pin drop on this really, really packed subway train. it was you know almost like everybody was kind of saying their prayers to themselves. >> reporter: many say as they pay their respects and remember those lost there is also hope. >> i think about it every day. not a day goes by when i don't think about it. i just hope we don't i hope the country doesn't suffer an attack like this again. it's a terrible thing. i hope we get the terrorism under control. >> reporter: now keep in mind as you look at this live picture of ground zero, everybody that you see inside that memorial site has a direction connection to someone that was killed ten years ago
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today. today is reserved just for family and loved ones but the memorial will open to the general public tomorrow by reservation only. officials say they have already had hundreds of thousands of requests and expect millions more by the end of the year. >> jennifer before we let you go. i want to ask you how the names are actually arranged on that memorial. i know each name of the victim is inscribed there down by the reflection pool. >> reporter: this is so interesting because if you visit most memorials the names of victims are generally listed in alphabetical order or perhaps birth order. here they wanted to do something more complex but something far more meaningful. they grouped people by association. they sent out requests to family. they got 1200 responses back. everyone that worked for fitzgearld all of their names are together. all the firefighters from a specific department are together. there was a man who was coming down the stairwell and he saw
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someone in need he stopped and stayed with that man and then they both died in the stairwell and their two names are next to each other as well. families really responding to that and saying they are extremely touched by that gesture and to see all of the connections that were made on that day. >> very symbolic indeed. jennifer davis live for us this morning. thank you for that report. and stay with ktvu and ktvu.com for continuing coverage on today's 9/11 anniversary. and on our front page you will find a link to our special 9/11 section including slide shows and an interactive tower of the world trade center. 8:43 4:. san francisco police officers and firefighters started their 9/11 remembrance a day earlier. >> i had to really deal with this the fact i wasn't on the plane to help her. >> and the bay area family in new york city today to remember their loved one lost in the
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9/11 terror attacks. >> let's take you back out live for a look at ground zero. all morning long we have seen family members come up and read the names of the victims of 9/11. a very emotional morning here on this tenth anniversary of the september 11th attacks. you're watching mornings on 2. ♪
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good morning, to you a great start. san rafael sitting right about 59 degrees and a light breeze. pentagon this morning more than 1600 people including 100 survivors gathered at the site of the 9/11 attacks. alison burns covered it for us and joins us live with the very latest. >> reporter: claudine, we want to give you a lack now at a live look outside the pentagon building. the emotional anniversary service has ended and now the family members and friends of the 184 people that died here a decade ago are walking through the memorial. some of them taking pictures near the benches that bare their loved ones name. earlier members of the armed services put flowers on each of the benches. and in a dramatic reminder of the show of patriotism in the days immediately after the attacks, a giant american flag
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hangs again near the spot where the plane hit the building. vice president joe biden praised what he called the nerve generation and america's resolve. >> al qaeda, and bin laden never imagined that the 3,000 people that lost their lives that day would inspire three million to put on the uniform. they never imagined the sleeping giant they were about to awaken. >> reporter: now let's get back to a live look at the pentagon. president obama will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial later today. there has been anxiety here in d.c. about the possibility of another attack. police say reports of suspicious vehicles are up. we have seen more searches around the u.s. capitol building this morning. but so far as far as we know there has been nothing that has turned up that has been indicative of a terrorist threat. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. as you may recall vice
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president george w. bush was visiting second grade students. they remember reading to president bush that day and many of them recall how his expression changed when he found out about the attacks. >> i asked myself what good would it have done if he had left immediately or if he had panicked and what kind of impression that would have left on not only the students but the nation as a whole. >> none of us knew what the world trade center was. trying to learn something and then trying to learn what happened to that. >> the students teachers says she remembers how hard it was to explain what was happening to a group of seven-year-olds. but the students say her their teacher it'd a good job. >> bay area first responders are paying attribute to those that lost their lives ten years ago.
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hundreds of san francisco firefighters and police officers stood at attention during the beginning of the ceremony yesterday. they were joined by city, state, and federal government leaders to honor the victims of 9/11. >> we are all united in our sorrow and how impressed we were by the courage of our first responders how they came to the rescue and recovery. >> that memorial ended with taps and as we've been reporting this morning every station in san francisco will be open to the public today for people to pay their respects. a bay area mother is among the people in shanksville, pennsylvania who are remembering the passengers of united flight 93. mark being ham died when that plane crashed into an open field. she was inspired by her son and others. >> it was really a scene. it was really horrifying and yet it was wonderful to know that a little group of guys
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could make such a big difference on that day. >> she also says she is very proud her son was able to come out to her and she is actively involved in the gay community. this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in the castro there will be a ceremony honoring mark and other victims of september 11th. right now in new york a bay area family is remembering a woman who even in the face of terror stayed calm and relayed critical information to ground crews ten years ago today. betty grew up in san francisco and was a flight attendant on flight 11. her family still struggles to come to terms with her loss. >> reporter: even though harry knows better, part of him still wishes he was on flight 11 to help his baby sister fight the terrorists that sent her plane into the north tower of the world trade center. >> and the protector of the family. and the fact that my guilt i had to really deal with this the fact i wasn't on her plane to help her. >> reporter: the world knows of
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his sister's courage. a flight attendant she calmly relayed critical information to the ground in the moments before the crash. >> we cannot not get into the cockpit. the door won't open. >> reporter: her first call was to american airlines and her last call. they told us of the night her sister found he dad in tear. >> she said why are you cry something and my dad says i always sit out here 2:00, 3:00 in the morning watching cnn. i just want to hear some news that betty is coming home. >> reporter: usually on september 11th, the family marks it privately. today, they will spend it in new york. >> i thought about it, and i said maybe we shouldn't go back. and maybe we should just go back at a different time but at the same time i do feel we owe it to betty. >> betty's brother says on this
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anniversary he hopes that the community gains patriotism. it's important for everyone to keep their eyes open and protect each other. football returns to the bay area today. the predictions for the niners this morning as their nfl season officially kicks off. i want to give you another live look at new york city. that is not new york city. that is shanksville, pennsylvania where a memorial is under way for united flight 93. you are watching mornings on 2.
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time now for your live drive time traffic and things looking good in both directions of 101 there at the golden gate bridge on this sunday morning. also want to give you a live look at the east shore where things tend to get a little busier as we get into the late morning hours and early afternoon. some folks making their way from the east bay and san francisco as 49ers kick off their nfl season. this afternoon at 1:00. and the san francisco 49ers will kick off that season with a home opener against the seattle sea hawks. all eyes will be on new head coach jim harbaugh. paretics for the ninners -- predictions for the niners are bash. some say they will win the division while some say they will struggle. you can watch the niners sea hawks game right here on ktvu at 1:00 p.m..
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time now 8:56. let's go out to rosemary for a look at your weekend weather this morning. >> good morning, to you. more of the same. we will continue with a slight chance for thunderstorms over our east bay hills as well as mount diablo. for the afternoon temperatures similar to yesterday. slightly cooler in some cases. 80 degrees expected livermore. 72 vallejo. 73 in redwood city. you may have noticed outside your door gray skies. we didn't have gray yesterday in most cases. marine layer a little thicker. we will continue with the mid and high level clouds as well. we do have a gradual warmup as we get back to work on monday, tuesday, and wednesday and slip a little bit on thursday. >> thanks rosemary. thank you for joining us on this tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> our coverage does continue
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online today at ktvu.com and with our special 5:30 newscast this afternoon. and then at 6:00 we are going to have our special 9/11 a decade of change. >> we leave you now with live pictures from both new york city and shanksville, pennsylvania. we are just getting word that president obama has landed in pennsylvania. have a good day.
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