Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Flight 93 'Tower of Voices' Memorial Dedicated on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary

Flight 93 'Tower of Voices' Memorial Dedicated on Eve of 9/11 Anniversary

Trump also tweeted that Rudy Giuliani, who was New York City's mayor at the time of the attacks, "did a GREAT job" in leading the city through those dark times.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence headed to the two other places where hijacked planes crashed on september 11, 2001: a Pennsylvania field and the Pentagon.

Debra Sinodinos was among the thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others expected at Tuesday's anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center.

Those aboard United Flight 93, told over the phone by their loved ones that two other passengers jets had smashed into New York's World Trade Center, tried to regain control of their aircraft.

With 2,996 people killed and more than 6,000 injured, the attacks remain the deadliest ever on USA soil.

Passengers on Flight 93 prevented terrorists from carrying out their plan to ram the plane into a target in Washington, D.C., possibly the U.S. Capitol or White House.

She came to the site from her home in suburban Baldwin, as she does 10 or so times a year, to remember her husband, Joel Miller.

Mr Trump praised the passengers' "incredible valour" and said their revolt was "the moment America fought back".

He paid tribute to victims at the new memorial as several services took place around the country to mark 17 years since the terror attacks.

A photo Tuesday captured a fist-pumping President Donald Trump arriving in Pennsylvania to attend a memorial service on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, prompting outrage on social media over the president's demeanor.

They "joined the immortal ranks of American heroes", said Trump.

Mr Trump is the third sitting president to attend the crash site, 70 miles (110km) southeast of Pittsburgh.

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

Trump, a NY native making his first visit as president to the Shanksville site, will focus on honoring the many lives that were lost that day. "Let's not trivialize them".

Trump had been in his Trump Tower penthouse, 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) from the World Trade Center, during the 2001 attacks.

'His leadership, bravery and skill must never be forgotten.

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