Lexington joins the country in remembrance of 9/11 attacks

Cheryl Sanders
September 12, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) came under fire earlier this year for refusing to say terrorists carried out the horrific attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. "I feel a connection that no one I go to school with can really understand", Campbell, a University of MI sophomore, said as he attended the ceremony.

Eighteen years after the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, the nation is still grappling with the aftermath.

The names are read of victims of the 9/11 attacks during a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary at the National September 11 Memorial, September 11, 2019 in NY. "So I mean, the number of first responders that have died post-9/11 is greater", said Bobby Eustace from the Uniformed Firefighters Association in an interview with CBS Local New York.

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the coordinated terrorist attacks. President Donald Trump is scheduled to join an observance at the Pentagon.

"But let us be assured that as Americans, we will always forge ahead".

The ceremony is underway to remember the 40 passengers and crew who died after terrorists commandeered Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.

Haros Jr., in a 2001 interview with the Staten Island Advance, described his mom as a tireless receptionist at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, a financial firm that had office space on the 88th and 89th floors of the World Trade Center's south tower.

There will also be six moments of silence throughout the ceremony: two for the moments when the planes hit each tower, two for when each tower collapsed, one for the moment when a third hijacked plane struck the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and another for when a fourth plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

She tweeted Wednesday that "September 11th was an attack on all of us".

Chundera Epps, a sister of 9/11 victim Christopher Epps, said at last year's ceremony at the World Trade Center. Over the summer, Congress made sure the fund won't run dry. The memorial was erected in the spring in honor of the firefighters, police officers, and others who died of 9/11-related toxins after the attack. No one is named specifically.

But those who fell ill or were injured, and their families, say having a tribute at ground zero carries special significance.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced Monday that its 9-11 memorial will close next week for electrical and lighting work. People around the country volunteer at food banks, schools, home-building projects, park cleanups and other community events around the anniversary.

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