US remembers 9/11 attacks with memorials

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-09-12 06:51
US President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony held at the Flight 93 National Memorial, marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the United States, Sept 11, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES - Americans commemorated Sept. 11 attacks on Tuesday with solemn memorials in major cities, and a presidential tribute to the victims 17 years after the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil.

In New York City, a traditional commemoration ceremony was held at the site where the World Trade Center's twin towers collapsed, with a moment of silence observed at 8:46 am, the exact time the first hijacked airplane struck the North Tower.

The reading of victims' names proceeded with six pauses of silence, each marking a time when the planes hit the two towers and the Pentagon, when another crashed in the state of Pennsylvania, and when the towers crashed.

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