Remembering the Victims of September 11
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12:43 PM
On Tuesday, Americans marked the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. President Donald Trump attended a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, near where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed after passengers retook control from the al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists who had hijacked the plane. Just outside Washington, Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attended a ceremony at the Pentagon for families of those killed when a hijacked plane crashed into the building. And in New York, hundreds of survivors and family members of those killed gathered at Ground Zero, where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center stood before two hijacked commercial flights brought them down. The names of the victims were read out loud during a solemn ceremony. Read the full story here
from Voice of America (VOA).