Ceremonies Across US Honor Victims of 9/11

Howard TerrySep 12, 2018

It was deadliest foreign attack ever on United States soil, killing 2996 people. "First responders are still dying and being ill", Chaundera Epps said, adding, "God bless America that's never, ever, stopped being great".

More than 1,000 victims remain unidentified.

Earlier in the morning, Trump sent out a series of tweets marking the date, including the comment "17 years since September 11th!" and praise for his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who was New York's mayor at the time.

In New York, the Bell of Hope rang out at St. Paul's Chapel to mark the moment at 8:46 a.m. when the first of two hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center.

The 40-odd passengers and crew attempted to take back control of the plane from the hijackers when they learned of the ongoing terror attacks at the World Trade Center in NY and at the Pentagon.

New York City is taking note of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Tuesday, with a gathering at the World Trace Center memorial plaza.

"Last year, President Trump signed the largest increase in our national defense in a generation", Pence said. He cited the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in his remarks, saying: "Nearly 7,000 service members have died facing down the menace of radical Islamic terrorism". Numerous memorial services have been held throughout the country already, with Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis having delivered addresses at the Pentagon.

Trump has also said he lost "hundreds of friends" in the attack on New York City. Another ceremony will take place there.

At 10:03 am on September 11, 2001, the moment when the Boeing jetliner crashed in an huge plume of smoke, the names of the victims will be read one by one.

On the day of the attacks, he bragged about having the tallest building in Manhattan after the World Trade Center collapsed, a comment for which Trump still faces backlash.

About 38,500 people have applied to a compensation fund, and over US$3.9 billion in claims have been approved. "It just never occurred to us", she said.

In this June 7, 2018 file photo, the World Trade Center site is seen from an upper floor of 3 World Trade Center in NY.

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