Memorials to Honor Victims of 9/11 Across America
On Tuesday, Americans will mark the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 lives. A ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, near where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed. President Donald Trump will attend a ceremony.
The White House released the statement in which they declared September 7 to 9 as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance for the victim of the attacks.
The statement further read, “The faith of our Nation may have been tested in the avenues of New York City, on the shores of the Potomac, and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, but our strength never faltered and our resilience never wavered.”
In Washington, the Pentagon will be holding special services for the families of those killed when a plane crashed into the building.
In New York, hundreds of survivors and family members of those killed will gathered at Ground Zero. It is a place where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center stood before two hijacked commercial flights brought them down.
Twin beams of light will be projected into the sky to memorialize those lost in the attacks.
19 hijackers of Al-Qaida carried out the hijackings and attacked the twin towers on 11th September.
The deadliest attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor in 1944, the events of Sept. 11th permanently changed America’s perception of security. The tragedy prompted George W. Bush to declare a war on terrorism and invade Afghanistan.
Almost two decades later, the anniversary remains a painful reminder for the families of those who died.