Trump Speaks at 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Pauline Gross
September 12, 2018

- President Donald Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on USA soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a september 11 memorial.

The ceremony is happening near the memorial for Flight 93, one of the 4 airliners that was hijacked by Al-Quada terrorists, but crashed before it could reach its target.

At the Pentagon, Vice-President Mike Pence recalled the heroism of service members and civilians who repeatedly went back into the Pentagon to rescue survivors.

Americans commemorated the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with somber tributes Tuesday.

Ceremonies are also being held at New York City's 9/11 Memorial plaza on the World Trade Center site.

Relatives of victims read out the names of the dead, and moments of silence were observed at 08:46 and 09:03 to mark the times when passenger jets struck the two skyscrapers.

ABC's "The View" co-host and comedian Joy Behar belittled first lady Melania Trump on CNN's "Van Jones Show" recently, claiming that before Melania Trump met her now-husband President Donald Trump, she was "in Slovenia doing nothing".

Former President Barack Obama visited the Shanksville site on the 10-year anniversary of the attacks in 2011, and former President George W. Bush dedicated the memorial on the site later that year.

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Almost 3,000 people died in the attacks on 9/11, when global terrorism hit home in a way it previously hadn't for many Americans. She calls the progress "amazing".

Thousands of victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers are gathered at the September 11 Memorial in NY.

Donald Trump has been branded insensitive after greeting supporters with a double fist-pump ahead of a 9/11 memorial.

"I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down".

In December, a would-be suicide bomber set off a pipe bomb in a subway passageway near Times Square, authorities said.

As the world remembers the thousands of people who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center, President Trump flew to Johnstown, Pennsylvania with Melania this morning to attend a memorial event.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who served as a Navy Seal in the War on Terror, and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf are also scheduled to speak.

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