The weekend was marked by the sometimes conflicting efforts to both remember… and move on. Memorials all over the region differed in size, energy, and volume. There were flyovers at the Capital Airshow and there was a reading of names at the firefighters, peace officers, and veterans memorials on State Capitol grounds.
For Rene Wood, it was important to pay her respects.
WOOD:"It was such a tragic day in our country and so many people sacrificed their lives. Family members suffered. Our country united that day and it's just an important day in my life that I never want to forget."
As the morning memorial at the Capitol was ending, the morning service at the Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament was just getting started. Churchgoers Tony and Trish said we shouldn't dwell on the event, but should pray it doesn't happen again.
TONY:"We just can't keep those memories and makes us think and make us sad a little bit. But, this year, let it go and that's it."
There were at more than a dozen ceremonies marking the day in the Sacramento Region.