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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001: America under attack

13 Septembre 2017

But can we say the same about what transpired 11 years later to the day in faraway Libya?

According to the proposed map on the organization's website, the looped trail will travel south from the World Trade Center into New Jersey and follow a large portion of the Delaware & Raritan Canal before crossing into Morrisville on the Calhoun Street Bridge.

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Events meant to mark the occasion across the Midlands were canceled though, due to Tropical Storm Irma.

"Our country came together that day".

The lights have been tested over the past week, leading many New Yorkers to pause and think about the 16th anniversary.

"The last memory that many [family members] have of the people on the plane is through voices on those phone calls", said Paul Murdoch.

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The Museum honors the almost 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others. Speaking at the Pentagon, President Trump said the flag that flies there is the story of a nation's resolve to keep people safe.

When America is united, "no force on Earth can break us apart", he said.

United Airlines Flight 93 was headed toward Washington, D.C., but was crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers overtook the hijackers.

Vice President Mike Pence recalled the moment in 2001 when police told the then-Congressman a place was 12 minutes from the U.S. Capitol. Instead, it crashed near Shanksville after the passengers took action. They were also looking forward to learning more about the 40 passengers and crew.

The ceremony on the National Sept. 11 Memorial plaza in NY strives to be apolitical, allowing politicians to attend but not to speak. She also tries to make it every year.

This year, the focus remained on the names read out beneath the waterfall pools and lines of trees.

But far too numerous men and women of 9/11 - victims and first responders alike - have names known only to family and friends. "We are grateful to our partners at the National Park Service, National Park Foundation and the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial for the opportunity to work hand in hand from the very beginning in order to create what we feel is an extraordinary memorial to the 40 heroes of Flight 93". "It's where I get my strength".

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001: America under attack