Trump to mark 17 years since 9/11 at Pennsylvania memorial

Hugh Fox
September 13, 2018

A total of nearly 3,000 people were killed on september 11, 2001.

Today, President Donald Trump and multiple elected officials from Pennsylvania reflected on the ultimate sacrifice made by the 40 people killed 17 years ago on United Airlines Flight 93.

During the early morning hours, a moment of silence was observed at 8:46 ET to commemorate the moment the first plane hit the North Tower.

Mr Trump and his wife Melania are to participate in Tuesday's sombre remembrance in Shanksville, where hijackers crashed a California-bound commercial airliner on September 11, 2001, after the 40 passengers and crew members learned what was happening and attempted to regain control of the aircraft.

President Donald Trump will pay tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks Tuesday at a ceremony in western Pennsylvania, taking on a rare role that has sometimes been challenging for him: consoler-in-chief.

"On September 11, 2001, a band of courageous patriots turned the tide on our nation's enemies and joined the immortal ranks of American heroes", the president said. A writer for the New York Times once wrote of its importance musing that it "succeeds because it offers no narrative, no interpretation, no mediation".

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"They were not passive", Felt said.

"We grieve together for every mother and father, sister and brother, son and daughter who were stolen from us", Trump said.

Though we would have guessed that the First Lady would reach for an iconic American designer like Ralph Lauren for the occasion - as she did on the Fourth of July - Pierre also feels like a fitting choice. "First responders are still dying and being ill", Chaundera Epps said, adding, "God bless America that's never, ever, stopped being great". This memorial is now a message to the world.

President Donald Trump threw his fists in the air as he arrived in Pennsylvania for a 9/11 memorial service.

Her critics have suggested the first lady's tweet is "narcissistic" because it contains a photo of her and her husband rather than patriotic imagery or art specific to the lives lost on September 11. Months later, there was a botched pipe bombing in a subway passageway near Times Square.

The recent attacks scare Ruben Perez, who read names at the trade center Tuesday.

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"This memorial is now a message to the world", he said.

It will serve as a way to honour those who became sick or died from exposure to toxins released when the Trade Center's twin towers collapsed.

The 9/11 Victims' Compensation Fund has paid out $US4bn to fund medical expenses for survivors of the terror attacks.

Meanwhile, rebuilding continues. A subway station destroyed on 9/11 finally reopened on Saturday (Sunday NZT).

Victims' families, too, have evolved and grown. His leadership, bravery and skill must never be forgotten.

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