USA remembers Sept 11 with sombre tributes

13 September, 2018, 15:42 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • Note of recognition for 9/11 passengers' bravery

The duo touched down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning to attend a service in honor of those who died on United Airlines Flight 93.

The internet still isn't over President Donald Trump's embarrassing fist pump scene at a 9/11 memorial service on Tuesday.

It was deadliest foreign attack ever on USA soil, killing 2996 people.

Americans have looked back on the September 11 terror attacks with solemn ceremonies and a presidential tribute to "the moment when America fought back". Passengers and crew members phoned loved ones and learned that two planes had already struck the World Trade Center towers.

Almost 3,000 people died that day when other airplanes were flown into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in an attack planned by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

Trump's visit to the Shanksville site, where Flight 93 crashed after passengers and crew attempted to regain control of the hijacked aircraft, included a tour of the Wall of Names, where marble slabs are inscribed with the names of the victims.

He said the "brave patriots turned the tide on our nation's enemies and joined the immortal ranks of American heroes".

There were somber ceremonies in New York City, in Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon on Tuesday as President Trump, along with survivors and families of those killed on this date, remembered September 11, 17 years after the terrorist attack.

He also praised former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who now serves as his lead attorney handling Russian Federation matters.

"At that moment they took their fate and America's fate back into their own hands", said the president.

During a ceremony at the Pentagon's 9/11 memorial site, where the names of the fallen are etched into a series of benches, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said those who died did not do so in vain. Thomas Langer said his brother, Timmy, "drank himself to death" after losing his wife, Vanessa, and their unborn child on September 11.

"We hail them as heroes, and we recall their actions", Wolf 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.


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