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Thousands at Ground Zero for 9/11 Anniversary: A Day of Remembrance and Prayer

News Staff : Sep 11, 2017 : CBN News

President Trump observed the anniversary for the first time as the commander-in-chief at a ceremony at the Pentagon.

(New York, NY)[CBN News] Thousands [gathered] today in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania to mark the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. (Screengrab: Family members read names and memorialize victims of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York/via USA Today)

On Sept. 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists hijacked airplanes and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

They crashed a third plane in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers tried to retake control.

Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks that day.

Relatives, survivors, and rescuers will attend ceremonies at the three sites.

President Donald Trump, a native New Yorker, is observing the anniversary for the first time as the nation's leader. (Screengrab: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania observe 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon/ via USA Today)

The president and first lady [observed] a moment of silence at about the time the first airplane hit.

President Trump [observed] the anniversary for the first time as the commander-in-chief at a ceremony at the Pentagon.

Vice President Mike Pence [delivered] remarks at a ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville.







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