17, the U.S. celebrates the anniversary of the September 11 tragedy
The President of the United States Donald trump and first lady Melania trump attended the ceremony in the memorial Park in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where on Saturday opened a new memorial dedicated to the victims of September 11, 2001 – “Tower of voices”.
Addressing the ceremony participants, President of trump recalled the heroism of those who on 11 September 2001, blocked the path of terrorists.
Trump stressed the heroism of firefighters and police officers who in the following days looking for victims, missing persons, and liquidated the consequences of the tragedy.
“We keep their memory of them and cherish their heritage,” the President said about those who 17 years ago gave their lives in the battle with terrorists.
The Park near the place where crashed the United Airlines plane after the passengers fought off the management of the ship from terrorists.
On Tuesday, Americans pay tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacks. On the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the tragic events in the country held memorial services, and implemented volunteer projects. In addition, a new monument to the victims of the bloodiest terrorist attacks in U.S. history.
Vice-President Mike Pence attends a ceremony at the Pentagon, where a special service for the families of those who died when the building crashed plane.
Last year, on the anniversary of the attack on the world trade center trump, a Republican and a native of new York, issued a harsh warning to the address of the extremists: “America cannot be intimidated”.
As a result of the September 11 attacks killed nearly 3,000 people. These tragic events still have an impact on American politics and everyday life in the most different environments, from airports to office buildings.
On the spot where once stood the twin towers of the world trade center on Tuesday morning gathered the relatives of the victims, survivors, rescuers and other people. Margie Miller comes here approximately 10 times per year to honor the memory of the late husband, Joel Miller. “For me he’s here. This is my sanctuary,” says the widow.
Shortly after last year’s anniversary in the country, an event occurred that led the Americans with a new shtick to remember September 11, 2001: Halloween is near world trade centre, a truck drove onto the bike path and shot down eight people.
In December, the man detonated a homemade bomb in the subway in the heart of times square. According to the authorities, both criminal inspired by the ideas of the group “Islamic state”.
On Tuesday, he came to the ceremony, Miller recalled the recent terrorist attacks in new York and around the world. “I do not want to live in fear, but it is very real,” she said.
Debra Sinodinos whose cousin Peter Carroll was a firefighter and died September 11, says that he tries not to let recent events make her nervous. “We need to move on, she says, heading to the ceremony with relatives. Otherwise will be a lifetime to live in fear.”
Anniversary of the 11 September have become the established ritual, the center of which is the reading of the names of the victims. But every year at the site of ground zero, where stood the twin towers, relatives make the ceremony personal.
After the ceremony, the sky will be sent two powerful beam of light in memory of the victims.
This year the anniversary came in the midst of the election campaign ahead of the November midterm elections, although it has long being trying to separate the tragic anniversary of the policy. The organization 9/11 Day (11 September) regularly calls on candidates to renounce the campaign and campaign activities on this day. The organizers of the ceremony at ground zero allow politicians to come, but since 2011 they are forbidden to read the names or make statements.
Meanwhile, the memorials continue to grow: in the “Tower of voices” in Shanksville eventually there will be ornaments to commemorate each of the 40 victims, and ground zero will soon begin to build the Avenue in honor of the rescue workers and first responders, many of whom died or fell ill due to toxins caught in the air by the collapse of the twin towers. Researchers have documented an increase in cases of respiratory diseases, post-traumatic stress disorder and other illnesses among people who worked in the rubble of buildings.
Approximately 38 500 people have submitted applications to the compensation Fund. In total was paid 3.9 billion dollars.
In the meantime and restoration work. So, on Saturday, finally opened a new York subway station destroyed in the attack. In June opened an 80-storey third building of the new world trade center. Built next to the performing arts center.
But the restoration destroyed the Greek Orthodox Church was suspended in December because of funding problems.