It was a day of infamy followed by tremendous grief: The Sept. 11 terror attacks left New Yorkers shaken and heartbroken in its aftermath. But that didn't stop locals from turning out in droves to pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the Twin Towers and at the Pentagon.

Vigils were held across the city, and memorials popped up around New York, from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Staten Island.

Scroll down for photos from the days that followed Sept. 11, 2001.

Washington Square Park

Jane Gaffney and Nyle Cavazos-Garcia take part in
Jane Gaffney and Nyle Cavazos-Garcia take part in a candlelight vigil in Washington Square Park on Sept. 12, 2001, in Manhattan. The vigil was held in memory of those killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center. (Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle)

Union Square

Christina Hultholm writes a message in chalk in
Christina Hultholm writes a message in chalk in Union Square on Sept. 14, 2001, at a memorial for the victims of the World Trade Center attack in New York. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Stan Honda)
Barbara Richardson cries at a memorial on Sept.
Barbara Richardson cries at a memorial on Sept. 14, 2001, in Union Square for victims of the World Trade Center attack. (Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle)

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Toni Ann Costa mourns the victims of the
Toni Ann Costa mourns the victims of the World Trade Center disaster at a memorial in Union Square Park on Sept. 14, 2001. (Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle)

Bellevue Hospital

Photographs of missing people from the Sept. 11,
Photographs of missing people from the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack are placed on a television truck outside the Bellevue Hospital on Sept. 12, 2001. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / John Mottern)
Two people hug each other in front of
Two people hug each other in front of the Wall of Prayers, for victims of the World Trade Center disaster, at Bellevue Hospital on Sept. 14, 2001. (Credit: Getty Images / Darren McCollester)

Staten Island

Scott LoBaido, right, of Staten Island, paints the
Scott LoBaido, right, of Staten Island, paints the World Trade Center and American flag onto the front of the Cargo Cafe in Staten Island, with the help of co-owner Dave Rabin, left, on Sept. 12, 2001. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Doug Kanter)

NYU dorms

A memorial quilt for the victims of the
A memorial quilt for the victims of the World Trade Center attacks is displayed at the New York University dorms in the East Village on Sept. 13, 2001. (Credit: Getty Images / Scott Gries)

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Manhattan

President George W. Bush consoles people who lost
President George W. Bush consoles people who lost relatives in the World Trade Center attacks, on Sept. 14, 2001, in Manhattan. (Credit: White House / Getty Images / Eric Draper)
Firefighter Patrick Parrott lights a candle at a
Firefighter Patrick Parrott lights a candle at a memorial for victims from a Manhattan firehouse, on Sept. 12, 2001. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Tannen Maury)
A crying woman is comforted at a memorial
A crying woman is comforted at a memorial for the firemen from the FDNY's Ladder Company 24 on Sept. 13, 2001, in New York City, two days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. (Credit: Getty Images / Jose Jimenez / Primera Hora)
A New York City policeman walks past a
A New York City policeman walks past a window memorial for the victims of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center, on Sept. 19, 2001. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Jeff Haynes)

Brooklyn

Three girls stand on the promenade in Brooklyn
Three girls stand on the promenade in Brooklyn and light candles on Sept. 14, 2001, to remember victims of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Henny Ray Abrams)

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Residents visit a memorial for 9/11 victims in
Residents visit a memorial for 9/11 victims in Brooklyn on Sept. 20, 2001. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Eric Feferberg)

St. Francis of Assisi Church

Then-U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) is greeted
Then-U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) is greeted by firefighters after attending the funeral service for FDNY Chaplain Rev. Mychal Judge, in front of the St. Francis of Assisi Church on Sept. 15, 2001, in Manhattan. Judge died while giving the last rites to a fireman in the collapse of the World Trade Center. (Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle)
Former President Bill Clinton speaks with firefighters after
Former President Bill Clinton speaks with firefighters after attending the funeral service for FDNY Chaplain Rev. Mychal Judge, in front of the St. Francis of Assisi Church on Sept. 15, 2001, in Manhattan. Judge died while giving the last rites to a fireman in the collapse of the World Trade Center. (Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle)

Times Square

Pedestrians pause on Sept. 17, 2001, at a
Pedestrians pause on Sept. 17, 2001, at a Times Square memorial for victims of the World Trade Center terror attacks. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Eric Feferberg)