The Americans will commemorate the 17th anniversary of 9/11 with shady tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to the victims after a year in which two attacks showed that the threat of terrorism persists in the largest city in the country.
Thousands of relatives of 9/11 victims, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to attend the World Trade Center event in New York, while President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will go to Pennsylvania and the Pentagon, respectively, the other two places where the attackers crashed planes hijacked on September 11, 2001, in the most lethal terrorist attack on US soil.
Trump and his wife, Melania, will participate in a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial located in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the Tower of Voices opened last Saturday.Pence will attend the Pentagon events in Washington. Trump, a New York-born Republican, took advantage of last year’s anniversary to issue a harsh warning to extremists and noted that “the United States can not be intimidated.”
Nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks, a tragedy that continues to shape American politics and politics as well as everyday life in places like airports or offices, even though it is a less constant presence in the collective consciousness. 17 years old.
hortly after last year’s anniversary there was a clear reminder: a truck caused eight deaths after being run over on a cycle path a few blocks from the World Trade Center on Halloween.
In December, a suicide bomber detonated a homemade bomb in a subway corridor near Times Square, officials said. The suspects in both attacks were inspired by the extremist Islamic State group, they added.
The commemorations of 9/11 are already familiar rituals that focus on reading the names of the deceased. But in ground zero New York, family members fill each year the act of personal messages of remembrance, concern and inspiration.
Hours after this ceremony, two powerful beams of light will illuminate the New York sky from lower Manhattan for the annual “Tribute in Light.”