New York City Ceremonies Commemorate 17th Anniversary Of September 11 Terror Attacks

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New York City Ceremonies Commemorate 17th Anniversary of September 11 Terror Attacks

Ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan began on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 17-year-anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States.

NEW YORK (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 11th September, 2018) Ceremonies at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan began on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 17-year-anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States.

The ceremonies honor the nearly 3,000 people killed near the site where commercial airplanes hijacked by the al-Qaeda terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia) brought down the city's Twin Towers.

Thousands of people, including survivors and rescuers, took part in the traditional reading of Names of the victims at the World Trade Center site.

Other services, tributes and events are planned to take place throughout New York City.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement in which he praised the city's resilience during the attacks. Cuomo said the recovery speaks volumes about the indomitable human spirit and how in the aftermath of a tragedy neighbors helped each other and heal together.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania will join the observance in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on the site of another crash of a hijacked plane on September 11.

Vice President Mike Pence will commemorate the anniversary at the Defense Department building, which was also attacked on September 11.

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