While the nation remembered the victims of the attack, two rallies collided in the nation's capitol. The hype of Muslims versus motorcycle riders may have been bigger than the rallies themselves.
The Million Man March Against Fear, formerly known as the Million Muslim March, turned out closer to a dozen with more media than protesters. The idea is to rally against fear, particularly of Muslim people.
"There's a lot of hatred in the country right now toward Muslims who are totally innocent. Not only that, we're bombing Muslim countries," said Diana Castillo.
But the largest group came on bikes. Protesting the protest, standing in solidarity with the September 11th victims.
Why protests on this day of remembrance? Organizer Isa Hodge says the day is significant.
"This is the day that they began the fear-mongering propaganda to make the word Muslim synonymous with terrorist," said Hodge.
A pocket of people divided while most use today to come together and remember.