Donald Trump honors Flight 93 passengers who fought back against 9/11 hijackers

Donald Trump honors Flight 93 passengers who fought back against 9/11 hijackers

"On September 11, 2001 9:33 AM, it was here that freedom took it's dramatic stand", Schweiker said.

A citywide moment of silence will also be observed throughout the morning.

Donald Trump has attended a memorial where hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Sooner than he spoke, Trump listened as the names of the 40 victims had been read aloud, followed by the tolling of bells.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised 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".

Yet Trump has also received good reviews for other sets of remarks, including his first 9/11 address previous year in which he stuck to the topic without ad libbing.

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Further acts of tribute are slated to take place throughout the day, including the "Tribute in Light". "Never miss a chance to let those held dearest know your [love] for them".

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.

Mourners gathered at the National September 11 Memorial plaza in Manhattan for the annual reading of victims' names.

While on his way to the memorial service, the president tweeted: "17 years since September 11th!".

President Donald Trump threw his fists in the air as he arrived in Pennsylvania for a 9/11 memorial service.

"I get very anxious for the state of society".

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It will serve as a way to honour those who became sick or died from exposure to toxins released when the Trade Center's twin towers collapsed.

Feaver, the head of strategic planning for the National Security Council during Bush's second term, said, "I don't think we should expect this to be a soaring rhetorical moment for the president". Researchers have documented elevated rates of respiratory ailments, post-traumatic stress disorder and other illnesses among people who spent time in the rubble.

About 38,500 people have applied to a compensation fund, and over $3.9 billion in claims have been approved.

Powerful symbol that reminds us just how much this city has been bruised: a subway station that had been destroyed and buried under the debris, has re-opened its doors this weekend, 17 years after the tragedy.

Informed by phone of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers, passengers had tried to regain control of the device that has finished his mad dash in a field, instead of reaching its target: the federal capital american.

Victims' families, too, have evolved and grown.

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"They boarded the plane as strangers, and they entered eternity linked forever as true heroes", he said.

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