NEW Yorkers Commemorate 18th Anniversary of the 11/9 Horrendous Terror Attacks

All the victims’ names were read aloud at the ground zero ceremony where moments of silence and tolling bells marked the times the hijacked planes that crashed into the World Trade Cent in New York on September 11, 2001.At the solemn ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, the relatives of the victims gathered .Close to 3,000 people were killed .The ceremony was held at Ground Zero where hijacked Al-Qaeda planes brought down the Twin Towers. Relatives of victims, police officers, firefighters and city leaders gathered at the National September 11 Memorial to mark the 18th anniversary of the deadliest single attack on US soil. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed victims’ families and survivors to the White House where they marked the anniversary with a moment of silence. Trump was then scheduled to head to the Pentagon where he was due to speak. AL-Qaeda hijacked a total of four planes. The third hit the Pentagon and the fourth, Flight 93, crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Thousands of first responders, construction workers and residents have since developed illness, many of them terminal, as a result of inhaling the toxic fumes. They held poignant moments of silence at the precise times that the passenger jets struck the North and South Towers. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and his predecessors Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani were among those who attended. Relatives began reading out the long list of those who were killed, saying a few words about those who died, in a ceremony that takes almost four hours. “We love you, we miss you and you will always be America’s heroes,” said one woman after reading out the names of her brother and cousin. Relatives hugged and consoled each other and left roses at the memorial. Some held up placards with images of their loved ones who were killed. Bagpipes played as police officers walked into the ceremony carrying the US flag before the US national anthem was played. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed victims’ families and survivors to the White House where they marked the anniversary with a moment of silence. Trump was then scheduled to head to the Pentagon where he was due to speak. AL-Qaeda hijacked a total of four planes. The third hit the Pentagon and the fourth, Flight 93, crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreaths and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil. “As long as the city will gift us this moment, I will be here,” Margie Miller, who lost her husband, Joel, said as she attended the ground zero anniversary ceremony, as she has every year. “I want people to remember.” President Donald Trump laid a wreath at the Pentagon, telling victims’ relatives there: “This is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss.”(With inputs from CBS News) 

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