United States, like every year, he has organized several acts of commemoration of the attacks in September 2001, the largest terrorist attack in the history of the country.
The American President, Donald Trump, participated along with the first lady, Melania, in a ceremony at Shanksville (Pennsylvania), where crashed Flight 93 United, kidnapped by terrorists, with 40 people on board. Meanwhile, New York recalled the 11S with an emotional ceremony in which family members of those killed read the names of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks of that day. A few minutes of starting the event, at 8:46 local time, participants kept a first minute of silence to remember the exact moment that the first plane hit the twin towers.
In total, six breaks over the event were scheduled to also mark the collapse of the two towers in New York and the crash of the second plane into the World Trade Center, which hit the Pentagon in Washington, which crashed in Pennsylvania.
With families, local authorities participated in the ceremony, including the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, and the Governor of the State, Andrew Cuomo. In addition, it could be seen among others to the former New York City mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg, or the Ambassador of United States to the UN, Nikki Haley.
The city, wrapped in a dense fog, kept the flags at half-staff and many churches were ringing their bells during the moments of silence in memory of the attacks. Although most of the relatives who took part in the ceremony were limited to read the names of the victims or to devote a short memory to their loved ones, one of the first to take the podium took the time to ask that you stop using the tragedy with f political INES.
«17 years ago, Americans went to bed not knowing that the next day, your world would change forever. Hundreds packed suitcases and not live to open them. Thousands slept with their loved ones for the last time. Never miss the opportunity to let their loved ones know your love for them,»insisted the official account of the Commissioner’s Midtown North of the New York Police (NYPD Midtown North Precinct), on Twitter.
«Never forget» at a sober ceremony at the Pentagon, another of the four stages of the attack, where one of the planes struck against the headquarters of the Department of defense in Arlington (VA.) and left 184 dead, US Vice President, Mike Pence, and the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, honoured the memory of 2,977 people who lost their lives that day.
«17 years ago, USA was attacked by 19 jihadists (…). Today I want to thank all Americans who have worked since then to rebuild and strengthen this nation», said Pence. «We will never forget what happened here on that fateful morning,» he said and stressed that you despite the pain, «acts of courage that is lived» were that defined the day.
Also present at the ceremony, the Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, who has just returned from a surprise trip to Afghanistan, where US troops fighting for 17 years, precisely as a result of the historic attack, acknowledged the effort of those who weigh the danger they rushed to rescue the victims.
«Although the evil visited us on a clear Tuesday morning, the courage and strength responded between the fire and the smoke in New York City, in a meadow in Pennsylvania and in this same building, when 91 countries innocent people were killed in our territory» It assessed Mattis.
«If we remember them and honor them living as they would have liked we lived, if we in the Department of Defense do everything in our power to keep the promise of US to the world, then, we will be keeping our promise to» said them, to ourselves and to future generations», Mattis.