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How Miami Beach, other cities remembered 9/11 on the 22nd anniversary of terror attacks

South Florida leaders, firefighters and police officers from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale memorialized the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

People at Monday’s ceremonies — also held in Hialeah, Sweetwater and Miramar — vowed to “never forget” the series of coordinated hijackings and suicide attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people from 93 nations:

2,753 people were killed at New York’s World Trade Center, including nearly 350 firefighters and paramedics, and almost two dozen New York police officers.

184 people were killed at the Pentagon in Virginia.

40 people were killed on Flight 93, which crashed into an open field in Pennsylvania.

These onslaughts — carried out by al-Qaeda terrorists from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Egypt — led to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 in an effort to topple the Taliban, the faction that ruled the country and provided sanctuary for al-Qaeda.

Check out the photos of the somber 9/11 gatherings across South Florida:

Miami Beach

Miami Beach Firefighter Daniel Martinez, left, helps Lieutenant Christopher Merein with his uniform before the start of a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighter Daniel Martinez, left, helps Lieutenant Christopher Merein with his uniform before the start of a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighter Michael Saavedra, far-right, attends a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighter Michael Saavedra, far-right, attends a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Claudio Navas, a Miami Beach Fire Department Fire Investigator and a member of the Honor Guard, far-right, attends a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Claudio Navas, a Miami Beach Fire Department Fire Investigator and a member of the Honor Guard, far-right, attends a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighters attend a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighters attend a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighter and honor guard Jaime Calderon, center, attends a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighter and honor guard Jaime Calderon, center, attends a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Claudio Navas, a Miami Beach Fire Department Fire Investigator and a member of the honor guard, attends a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Claudio Navas, a Miami Beach Fire Department Fire Investigator and a member of the honor guard, attends a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Fire Department Chief Virgil Fernandez speaks during a remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Fire Department Chief Virgil Fernandez speaks during a remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighters attend a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighters attend a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighter Joshua Mila, left, and Captain Mike Olivares lower the flag to half-staff during a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighter Joshua Mila, left, and Captain Mike Olivares lower the flag to half-staff during a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighters attend a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighters attend a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighters attend a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Firefighters attend a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Police Department Chief Wayne A. Jones speaks during a remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach Police Department Chief Wayne A. Jones speaks during a remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
The Miami Beach Fire and Police Department honor guard attend a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.
The Miami Beach Fire and Police Department honor guard attend a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony at Fire Station 2 on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in Miami Beach, Fla.

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