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Eighteen years on, U.S. mourns 9/11 victims

12 September 2019

All those who lost their lives in the attacks will have their names read starting around 8:40 a.m. local time during a ceremony at the museum that is only open to victims' families but will be streamed online. "Today I am here to respond do you, exactly who did what to whom".

A flag hangs on the Pentagon before a ceremony in observance of the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2011, attacks.

Moments of silence were observed Wednesday at the exact minutes that the planes hit the two World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon as well as the crash in Pennsylvania.

President Donald Trump is expected to lead a moment of silence at the White House before attending a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon.

While many Americans would love to believe that Omar is being absolutely authentic when she says a terror attack took place, let's call this what this really is: political pandering.

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On Wednesday, the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent Americans, Omar made a decision to change her tune and walk back her previous comments.

September 11, 2001 changed the face of the United States and and left almost 3,000 dead at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania where Flight 93 was forced to crash.

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget" and rising attention to the terror attacks' extended toll on responders.

Smoke pours from the twin towers of the World Trade Center after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in NY.

The nation is still grappling with the aftermath of 9-11 at ground zero, in Congress and beyond. Al-Qaeda hijacked a total of four planes.

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"'Some people did something, ' said a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota", said Nicholas Haros Jr., wearing a black T-shirt with Omar's words: "Some people did something?" "Our constitutional freedoms were attacked".

A man holds a photo of a victim during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, at the National September 11 Memorial, September 11, 2019, in NY.

While research continues into whether those illnesses are tied to 9/11 toxins, a victims compensation fund for people with potentially related health problems problems has awarded more than $5.5 billion so far.

The sick also gained new recognition this year at the World Trade Center site, where a memorial glade was dedicated this spring.

September 11 is known not only as a day for remembrance and patriotism, but also as a day of service.

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Eighteen years on, U.S. mourns 9/11 victims