Trump pays tribute to 'brave patriots' at 9/11 memorial in Pennyslvania

Trump pays tribute to 'brave patriots' at 9/11 memorial in Pennyslvania

Trump pays tribute to 'brave patriots' at 9/11 memorial in Pennyslvania

Trump was visiting the site where United Flight 93 crashed, 17 years after the September 11 attacks, which saw nearly 3,000 people lose their lives.

Almost 3,000 people died when hijackers flew jet planes into the World Trade Center in NY and the Pentagon in Northern Virginia.

The president and first lady Melania Trump planned to join an observance at the September 11 memorial in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a new "Tower of Voices" was dedicated Saturday.

The plane crashed as passengers and flight crew thwarted the hijacking by a group of terrorists 17 years ago.

It is in the middle of these hills of Pennsylvania, some 200 km north-west of Washington, one of four planes hijacked by Al-Qaeda members crashed on September 11, 2001, at 10.03 a.m., causing a huge mushroom of smoke.

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

Thousands of people will gather in New York City, Washington, DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. "Never miss a chance to let those held dearest know your [love] for them".

Commemorations also took place in NY and Washington to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by al Qaeda, in which almost 3,000 people were killed. This memorial is now a message to the world: "America will never, ever submit to tyranny", Trump said as applause rang out from the audience of Flight 93 family members, dignitaries and others.

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"Last year, President Trump signed the largest increase in our national defense in a generation", Pence said.

"This American carnage stops right here and stops right now", Trump said.

"Trump is not very good at speaking the language of communal values", said Jennifer R. Mercieca, an associate professor with the department of communication at Texas A&M University who has studied the president's rhetorical style.

A photograph of a victim from the 9/11 terrorist attacks is left on the South Pool memorial during a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial, September 11, 2018 in New York City.

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

"She wants to disappear into the ground - what an absolute moron she must think Trump is", one Twitter user claimed.

It's 93 feet tall featuring 40 wind chimes, and the sound changes with the wind, making what the architect calls a "living memorial".

The terrorist that day crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center towers in NY and another airliner into the Pentagon.

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