It's been 18-years since the deadliest terror attack ever on American soil, and here at home Wednesday people remembered the lives lost. 

The terror attacks on September 11, 2001, killed nearly 3,000 people. 

At the same time the first plane hit the North Tower of World Trade Center that year, two students and their band teacher from The Priory at St. Andrew's School played taps Wednesday morning.

A ceremony also took place at Tamarind Park at Bishop Square, and not only honored the victims, but also Hawaii first responders and employees of both United and American Airlines who lost friends and co-workers that day.

"For many of us, we can look into the past and see this event as though it was yesterday. We now have a generation entering the workforce who grew up in a post 9/11 world, and it's up to all of us to come together not just to remember, but to heal," said City & County of Honolulu's Managing Director Roy Amemiya.

Part of Wednesday's tribute included a moment of silence as well.