Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Donald Trump Is So Pumped For 9/11

Donald Trump Is So Pumped For 9/11

"America will never, ever submit to tyranny", Trump said, noting that almost 5.5 million Americans have joined the USA military since 9/11.

The president, who was accompanied by first lady Melania, called it a "monument to American defiance".

In all, almost 3,000 people were killed on september 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked a total of four commercial planes and flew them into the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania field.

A flower is left at the North pool during a commemoration ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the National September 11 Memorial, September 11, 2017 in New York City.

"At this memorial on this sacred earth in the field beyond this wall and in the skies above our heads, we remember the moment when America fought back", Trump said, praising the Americans aboard the flight-"changed the course of history" by resisting the terrorists.

Mr Trump is the third sitting president to attend the crash site, 70 miles (110km) southeast of Pittsburgh. Thousands slept with loved ones for the last time.

The 9/11 plane strikes, which destroyed the Twin Towers and left a gaping hole in the Pentagon, killed almost 3,000 people, a lot of them in Manhattan.

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"I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down".

In December, a would-be suicide bomber set off a pipe bomb in a subway passageway near Times Square, authorities said.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m.: Events are held across the country to observe the 17th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. They said suspects in both attacks were inspired by the Islamic State extremist group.

That number includes the hundreds of first responders who were killed trying to rescue those who were in the World Trade Center when the towers were struck and collapsed.

About 38,500 people have applied to a compensation fund, and over US$3.9 billion in claims have been approved. In June, doors opened at the 80-story 3 World Trade Center, one of several rebuilt office towers that have been constructed or planned at the site.

In a sign of how devastating the attacks were to the Big Apple, the Cortlandt Street subway station - left for years under mountains of debris - only reopened on Saturday.

"Even though I never met you", Isabella Del Corral said of her slain grandfather, Joseph Piskadlo, "I'll never forget you".

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