Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Donald Trump honors Flight 93 passengers who fought back against 9/11 hijackers

Donald Trump honors Flight 93 passengers who fought back against 9/11 hijackers

Within that crowd was Gordon Felt, president of the Families of Flight 93, whose brother, Edward, was one of the passengers aboard the plane.

Trump has frequently been criticised for his behaviour toward tragic events, including the September 11 attacks.

In 2016, then-candidate Trump recalled what he and other Americans witnessed on September 11, 2001.

President Donald Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on US soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a 9/11 memorial.

President Trump on Tuesday spoke in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to commemorate the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. First lady Melania Trump will accompany her husband to the event.

Trump observed the anniversary for the first time as president past year, along with the first lady, at the White House.

Trump listened as the names of the victims were read aloud, followed by the tolling of bells.

In the barracks of the firemen in NY, who have paid a particularly heavy toll with 343 dead, many had invited the families of their comrades who died in the blaze.

Mr Trump greeted people after arriving at the regional airport in Pennsylvania
US marks 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised the men and women of United Flight 93 for saving countless lives when they struggled with hijackers on September 11, 2001, and called the field where the plane went down a monument to "American defiance".

Amid the ensuing fight - started with the valiant phrase "Let's roll" - the plane crashed into a field in Somerset County, north of Shanksville.

It is believed hijackers were planning to aim that aircraft at the US Congress or White House in Washington DC before it went down, killing all 40 people aboard.

In Shanksville, Trump spoke of the passengers who boarded the United Airlines 8 a.m. flight from Newark, New Jersey, expecting to get off in San Francisco. Like his two predecessors, he has wrestled with a strategy for the United States war in Afghanistan. "A band of heroic patriots became the tide on our nation's enemies". "At this memorial, on this sacred earth, in the field beyond this wall, and in the skies above our heads, we remember the moment when America fought back".

Those were absent in his remarks on Tuesday, but his messages earlier in the day focused more on his ongoing frustration with the Russian Federation investigation. There is no evidence in news archives of mass celebrations there by Muslims.

The President then offered a mix of remembrance and grievance about the ongoing Russian Federation probe. #NeverForget.' In a separate tweet, he added: '17 years since September 11th!'

Seventeen years later it's still shocking to see the footage of the falling bodies, the towers collapsing, the thick clouds of dust chasing people down New York City streets and the firefighters and civilians in tears, covered in that dust.

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