U.S. marking 17th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Lester Mason
September 11, 2018

Events will be held across the U.S. tomorrow to mark the 17th anniversary of the attacks.

President Trump walks with Melania Trump and National Parks and National Parks superintendent Stephen Clark through the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on Tuesday.

"America will never, ever submit to tyranny", Trump said, noting that almost 5.5 million Americans have joined the United States military since 9/11. This memorial is now a message to the world: "America will never, ever submit to tyranny".

He added: "As commander-in-chief I will do everything in my power to prevent terrorists from striking American soil".

"We honour their sacrifices by pledging to never flinch in the face of evil and to do whatever it takes to keep America safe". President Trump is expected to make remarks at the vigil.

Other memorials which took place include a ceremony at the site where the twin towers once stood.

Trump was also photographed giving a thumbs up as he toured the memorial to the 40 Flight 93 victims.

"As our destiny is always in our own hands". America's future is written by our heroes.

"Today, we remember our beloved fallen, whose names are enshrined at this Pentagon Memorial and will forever be etched in the hearts of the American people for as long as this Nation endures", he tweeted.

In all, almost 3,000 people were killed on september 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked a total of four commercial planes and flew them into the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania field.

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

At 10:03 a.m., the moment Flight 93 crashed, the names of the 40 passengers and crews members who died will be read and bells will be rung in their memory.

"17 years ago, Americans went to bed with no thought the next day their world would change forever", tweeted a nearby NYPD precinct.

Trump noted that almost 7,000 service members have died since 9/11, and - using terminology avoided by his predecessors - said they were "facing down the menace of radical Islamic terrorism".

Ahead of the ceremony, Trump was pictured doing a double fist pump at the airport after he disembarked Air Force One with Melania at his side.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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