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At the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, the Delta Tau Delta-Theta Omicron fraternity planted an enormous American flag flower bed on campus to honor the victims and celebrate the nation’s perseverance.

The flag consists of red, white and blue pansies and measures 20 feet by 25 feet. Most of the fraternity members are barely old enough to remember the 2001 terrorist attacks, but “that doesn’t detract from the impact it had on our lives,” fraternity spokesman Steven Smith said.

“One of our primary goals of this project was to rekindle that sense of unity that swept the nation after this national tragedy,” said Mr. Smith, a sophomore.

While it marked the most deadly attack ever on American soil, Sept. 11 caused heartache around the globe. Citizens of more than 90 countries lost their lives that day, and each nation paid tribute in its unique way.

In Sydney, Australia, firefighters donned their gear to attend an interfaith service at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral. More than 1,000 people attended the ceremony to remember the 10 Australians who were killed.

In Paris, scaled reproductions of the twin towers were displayed in the front of Eiffel Tower during a commemorative service. In Madrid, a group of children planted 10 oak trees.

Families of the 12 Japanese Fuji Bank employees who died in the company’s World Trade Center office gathered in Tokyo to pay their respects. A Berlin ceremony included a moment of silence at the moment the first plane struck the trade center.

Services also were held in Moscow, Manila and elsewhere.

Pope Benedict XVI prayed for the victims of Sept. 11 and their families on Sunday during an outdoor Mass in Ancona, Italy.

“I invite the leaders of nations and men of good will to always refuse violence as the solution to problems, to resist the temptation toward hatred and to work in society, inspired by the principles of solidarity, justice and peace,” he told the crowd.

In London’s Grosvenor Square, British Prime Minister David Cameron and other officials remembered the 67 Britons who died.

“None of us will ever forget where we were or what we were doing, when on that otherwise ordinary day, and out of a clear blue sky, came so much premeditated death and destruction,” Prince Charles said.

In Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at a memorial service, but also used the occasion to again call for the world community to unite and keep Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

“The possibility that the world’s most dangerous weapons will fall into the hands of the world’s most dangerous regimes is too real,” he said. “The struggle against radical Islamic terrorism … is not yet over. We must all unite, countries that aspire to life, certainly the democracies that cherish life, and act in concern against this blight.”

Some of the most poignant tributes were held at U.S. military bases. In Kabul, Afghanistan, U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker led a ceremony that included the lowering of the American flag and prayers. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad hosted a service and held a moment of silence at 9:11 a.m.

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