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Mainers gather to remember the victims of 9/11

Sixteen years ago, terrorists attacked the U.S. using hijacked planes that hit the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and crashed in a Pennsylvania field. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) – Monday was a day to remember the victims of 9/11.

Governor Paul LePage has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff.

Sixteen years ago, terrorists attacked the U.S. using hijacked planes that hit the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

The governor says it's important to remember those who were injured or lost in the attacks.

The victims of the 9/11 terror attacks were honored in Portland at 8:46 a.m.

That's the time the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center.

The wreath laying ceremony took place at Fort Allen Park in Portland.

Mayor Ethan Strimling, a color guard and Portland's fire chief took part.

It was a time to honor the victims, but also a time to take a look back at a day that changed our world.

Meanwhile in Topsham, first responders received a free breakfast.

It took place at the Cadigan Lodge at The Highlands retirement community.

Police, fire and ambulance crews from Topsham, Harpswell, Bath and Brunswick got the chance to order a meal to go.

It was way for all of the folks at Highlands to say thank you to all the local responders who help residents every day.

This was the fourth annual free breakfast.

Memorial services took place in Lewiston as well.

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