#AceNewsReport – Sept.11: Americans commemorated 9/11 with solemn ceremonies and vows Wednesday to “never forget” 18 years after https://time.com/4484978/911-september-11-time-cover/” the deadliest terror attack on American soil: Victims’ relatives assembled at ground zero, where the observance began with a moment of silence and the tolling of bells at 8:46 a.m. — the exact time a hijacked plane slammed into the World Trade Center’s north tower. “As long as the city will gift us this moment, I will be here,” Margie Miller, who lost her husband, Joel, said at the ceremony, which she attends every year. “I want people to remember.”
After so many years of anniversaries, she has come to know other victims’ relatives and to appreciate being with them: “ There’s smiles in between the tears that say we didn’t do this journey on our own, that we were here for each other,” she said.President Donald Trump laid a wreath at the Pentagon, telling victims’ relatives there: “This is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss.”“It’s the day that has replayed in your memory a thousand times over. The last kiss. The last phone call. The last time hearing those precious words, ‘I love you,’” the president said.Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to speak at the third crash site, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania: https://time.com/5674255/september-11-18-years-later/new-york-city-commemorates-18th-anniversary-of-the-9-11-terror-attacks/” data-orig-file=”https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/911-memorial.jpg
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 11: Friends and family of victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks, pause at the National September 11 Memorial during a morning commemoration ceremony for the victims of the terrorist attacks Eighteen years after the day on September 11, 2019 in New York City. Throughout the country services are being held to remember the 2,977 people who were killed in New York, the Pentagon and in a field in rural Pennsylvania.
The nation is still grappling with the aftermath of 9/11: The effects are visible from airport security checkpoints to Afghanistan, where the post-9/11 U.S. invasion has become America’s longest war. Earlier this week, Trump called off a secret meeting at Camp David with Taliban and Afghan government leaders and declared the peace talks “dead.” As the Sept. 11 anniversary began in Afghanistan, a rocket exploded at the U.S. Embassy just after midnight.The political legacy of the 9/11 flowed into the ground.
CBSNewYork reports that thousands of first responders have developed life-threatening illnesses related to the weeks they spent in the rubble of the twin towers: Born out of that tragedy, the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation provides support for first responders and their families……………….Stephen Siller died in the Sept. 11 terror attacks (Credit: CBS 2)Frank Siller and his family founded the nonprofit after his brother, Stephen, an off-duty New York City firefighter, was killed while responding to the World Trade Center on 9/11.Siller had just gotten off his shift in Brooklyn………………..When he heard the news, he called his wife to tell her he would be late because he had to help those in need.He never returned.Frank Siller spoke about his brother and what this day means to his entire family.“It’s the day we lost our little brother, you know……………Stephen was the youngest of seven kids but, he was so much younger than… I was closest in age, I was 14 years older than my brother Russ who was 25 years older than him,” Frank said. “My parents died when he was a little boy…………….We raised him, he was like a son to us as well as a brother…………………….He always wanted to be a firefighter, he loved serving people and he paid the ultimate sacrifice 18 years ago today.”“I remember him questioning once why he was put on this earth, why was I even born and I said ‘Stephen, you know your brothers and sisters will always be there for you and someday you’ll do something very special.’ And I didn’t know it was going to be this, by any means, that he ran through a tunnel and because of that act, I think he’s changed a lot of lives………….Not many of us could say that – he has,” Frank added.On the last Sunday in September, runners and walkers retrace Stephen Siller’s steps from Brooklyn, through the Battery Tunnel, and into Lower Manhattan in the Tunnel to Towers run…….via CBS New York https://ift.tt/2LJMazJ
9/11 victim’s son blasts Ilhan Omar at Ground Zero memorial service
// New York Post: A man whose mother is a 9/11 victim ripped Rep. Ilhan Omar for describing the terror attacks as “some people did something” during the annual anniversary ceremony at Ground Zero on Wednesday: Nicholas Haros Jr., wearing a black T-shirt with the words “Some people did something?,” singled out the congresswoman and the other members of the audience.
— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) September 11, 2019
1) #alQaeda releases video speech of leader Ayman al-Zawahiri commemorating #911 attacks, titled, “And They Shall Continue to Fight You.” Zawahiri uses #Israel as a launchpad to call for attacks on US, French, British, & other Western interests & alliances https://t.co/2ukRGXZDU4 pic.twitter.com/7jztFV8w8e Reported by — Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) September 11, 2019:
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