Trump salutes 'heroes' of Flight 93

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Audience members attend the September 11th Flight 93 Memorial Service, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Shanksville, Pa. President Donald Trump is marking 17 years since the worst terrorist attack on US soil by visiting the Pennsylvania field that became a Sept. 11 memorial. "America will never, ever submit to tyranny", Trump said, noting that almost 5.5 million Americans have joined the USA military since 9/11.

He also tweeted a message to Rudy Giuliani and a few thoughts on other, unrelated things, like collusion with Russian Federation.

"America's future is not written by our enemies".

There were somber ceremonies in New York City, in Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon on Tuesday as President Trump, along with survivors and families of those killed on this date, remembered September 11, 17 years after the terrorist attack.

On Tuesday, Trump marked the anniversary of the attacks by tweeting, "17 years since September 11th!" "This is my holy place", his widow said before the ceremony began a moment of silence and tolling bells at 8:46 a.m., the time when the trade centre was hit by the first of two terrorist-piloted planes.

Trump and his wife, Melania, traveled to the Flight 93 National Memorial from Washington and paused for a moment of reflection while overlooking the field where the plane crashed.

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"Last year, President Trump signed the largest increase in our national defense in a generation", Pence said. "The terrorists who carried out these attacks sought not just to take the lives of our people and crumble buildings", he said.

The cries heard in the cockpit left both jurors and those attending the hearing of the only man thus far convicted over the 9/11 attacks in shock.

"Today, we also think of the more than 200,000 service members now serving overseas and we think of every citizen who protects our nation at home, including our state, local and federal law enforcement", the president said.

Trump also has said he lost "hundreds of friends" in the NY attack.

Almost 10,000 of them have had some form of cancer, according to the World Trade Center Health Program.

Her critics have suggested the first lady's tweet is "narcissistic" because it contains a photo of her and her husband rather than patriotic imagery or art specific to the lives lost on September 11.

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