How 9/11 Is Being Remembered at the Sites of the September Attacks

How 9/11 Is Being Remembered at the Sites of the September Attacks”

United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field outside Shanksville, Pa., as passengers and crew tried to retake control from the terrorists.

Nearly 3,000 people died in 2001 when planes were crashed into New York's Twin Towers, the Pentagon in Washington and an open field in Pennsylvania.

"As commander-in-chief, I will always do everything in my power to prevent terrorists from striking American soil", the president added, while also paying tribute to the almost 7,000 U.S. service members who have been killed "facing down the menace of radical Islamic terrorism".

A photo captured a fist-pumping President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday as they arrived in Pennsylvania to attend a memorial service on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Hundreds of people, including survivors and families of the victims, gathered and remembered those who died by reading out every name.

Today marks the 17th anniversary of September 11th, a day when almost 3,000 people died and 6,000 were injured following a terror attack on the World Trade Center.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., according to the National Park Service.

He and the first lady led a moment of silence at the White House accompanied by aides and administration officials at the exact time that hijackers flew the first of two airplanes into the World Trade Center's Twin Towers.

Trump observed the anniversary for the first time as president previous year, along with the first lady, at the White House.

In all, four planes were hijacked by Al-Qaeda militants who used them to topple the trade center's twin towers and hit the Pentagon.

Currently, eight out of the 40 chimes are installed. It will soon have 40 chimes for the 40 passengers and crew members aboard Flight 93 who died on September 11th, 2001.

"Last year, President Trump signed the largest increase in our national defense in a generation", Pence said.

The 9/11 commemorations are by now familiar rituals, centered on reading the names of the dead.

Meanwhile, rebuilding continues. A subway station destroyed on 9/11 finally reopened Saturday. "And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down", Trump said at the time.

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