Share11 September 2019 "Never forget", never forget. A cloudy and damp day on New York welcomed 18 years after the United States and the whole world to remember the 2977 victims since the tragic 9 September 2001.
On 9/11, nineteen Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes using them as missiles to attack the heart of the United States. It was the worst attack on America from Pearl Harbor in 1941. The attack took place between the World Trade Center with the attack on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon - home of the US Department of Defense - in Aarligton County and one of the four planes that did not reach the White House target: United Airlaines 93 crashed into an empty field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The city of New York, eighteen years later, woke up with an American flag hanging on the steel of the George Washington Bridge that passes over the Hudson River and connects the Washington Heights to New Jersey.
The points of commemoration
The commemoration began at around 8.25 am with a parade of people who marched with bagpipes and batteries to the World Trade Center, where there is now a park with about 400 trees. At 8:46 in the morning, the moment when the first plane crashed into the north tower, touches of a bell gave way to the commemoration that took place in six different moments.
Several readers have begun to recite the names of the dead, one by one: brothers, sisters, cousins, mothers, husbands, wives. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio was present at the World Trade Center. Even the mayor who was there on September 11th 2001, Rudolph W. Giuliani, recalled the tragedy and the value of that day.
The second bell rang at 9.03 am, when the second hijacked plane, departing from Boston and bound for Los Angeles, was thrown onto the Twin Towers. Then at 9.37am from the Pentagon, which was attacked 18 years ago, President Donald J. Trump, Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Marine President Joe Dunford began the commemoration.