NEW YORK (AP) – Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to “never forget” and rising attention to the terror attacks’ extended toll on responders.
A crowd of victims’ relatives is expected at ground zero Wednesday. President Donald Trump is scheduled to join an observance at the Pentagon.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence is to speak at the third attack site, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Across the D-FW metroplex, a number of 9-11 events around the metroplex are scheduled:
Today at Pinkston High School in Dallas, dozens of JROTC cadets will participate pay in a special tribute that will also recognize all first responders. Dallas police, fire and DISD police will be present.
Part of the memorial includes @DallasPD and @DallasFireRes_q sounding sirens when the Pinkston JROTC mentions different tragic moments from that fateful 9/11 day 18 years ago. @WBAP247NEWS @570KLIF pic.twitter.com/idKaQUeXsz
— Scott Sidway (@ScottyWK) September 11, 2019
Later this morning in Plano 9-11 survivor Linda Randazzo will talk about her harrowing moments fleeing the World Trade Denter where she was working on that fateful day.
In Arlington, an event dubbed ‘Field of Honor happens at noon at TexasLive!
And the ‘Carry the Load’ organization invites the public to take part in a National Day of Service at 40 national cemeteries across the U.S. including D-FW.
Eighteen years after the deadliest terror attack on American soil, the nation is still grappling with the aftermath at ground zero, in Congress and beyond.
— FBI (@FBI) September 11, 2019
The attacks’ aftermath is visible from airport security checkpoints to Afghanistan, where a post-9/11 invasion has become America’s longest war.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed when hijacked planes rammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Shanksville field on Sept. 11, 2001.
18 years ago today, Pres. George W. Bush addressed the nation on 9/11.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 11, 2019