Mike Kelly

US Capitol reflects on 9/11 anniversary

WASHINGTON Around 10 a.m. Friday morning a plane flew in the sky to the west of the Capitol, a poignant reminder of the tragic morning 14 years ago when planes became deadly weapons in the hands of terrorists.

At 8:46 a.m., the moment the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, the Capitol grounds observed a moment of silence. Flags around the Capitol complex were lowered to half-staff to honor those who lost their lives in New York City, Pennsylvania and the D.C. area.

Just off the Rotunda, a wreath with red, white and blue flowers stood next to the bronze plaque memorializing the passengers and crew members who lost their...