Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

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

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

Another plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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.

Over the course of the morning, many public figures posted their solemn commemorations of the terror attacks.

Seventeen years after the devastating 9/11 attacks, President Donald Trump heads to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to pay tribute, as his predecessors have done, to the men and women who died aboard hijacked Flight 93.

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

President Donald Trump on Tuesday lauded the men and women of United Flight 93 for saving countless lives when they struggled with hijackers on September 11, 2001 and called the field where the plane went down a monument to "American defiance".

The Trumps were on their way to a 9/11 Memorial Service in Shanksville, PA, and many people feel the tone-deaf gesture and strangely excited vibe the president gave off as he greeted assembled supporters was wildly inappropriate.

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The passengers who died in Shanksville have been hailed as heroes ever since.

"Certainly the focus will be on remembering that horrific day and remembering the lives that were lost, and certainly honoring the individuals who were not only lost that day, but also put their lives of the line to help in that process", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Currently, eight out of the 40 chimes are installed.

Architect Paul Murdoch said he wanted visitors the crash site to have an emotional reaction when they come to the place where the flight slammed into earth after passengers and crew attacked the terrorists. Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon. But each year at ground zero, victims' relatives infuse the ceremony with personal messages of remembrance, inspiration and concern.

"17 years since September 11!" he wrote.

Meanwhile, 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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