Quotes: 5 Powerful Sayings to Remember September 11

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Good spent the entire day, like most of America, watching updates on the television. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as approximately 1,000 survivors, rescuers, and family members, according to the Associated Press.

Westley, who served two tours in Vietnam, worked on constructing the World Trade Center and said he could not believe when the towers fell.

At ground zero, relatives of the almost 3,000 people killed on 9/11 began the annual reading of the names of their loved ones.

The light beams reach up to four miles into the sky and are comprised of 88 searchlights positioned into two squares that represent the twin towers.

Each ceremony is always different from the last but this year is exclusively focused on reading the names etched in the memorials dedicated to victims.

President Donald Trump, a native New Yorker observing the anniversary for the first time as the nation's leader, is scheduled to observe a moment of silence at about the time the first plane struck one of the Twin Towers on the morning of September 11, 2001.

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Speaking in Virginia, the President issued a warning to extremists, saying "America can not be intimidated" and those who try will join the list of enemies "who dared to test our mettle". "No force on earth can break us apart", Mr. Trump said as a warning to Islamic extremists.

She implored people to "stop for a moment and remember all the people who gave their lives that day".

In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Vice-President Mike Pence addressed hundreds of people, including relatives of victims of United Flight 93, at a sombre service.

The ceremony started at 9:45 a.m., the time that federal investigators determined passengers chose to revolt against their four al-Qaeda hijackers, who ended up crashing the plane in a field 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Located in rural in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the memorial commemorates the 40 passengers who sacrificed their own lives to wrest control away from the hijackers of United Flight 93, preventing the plane from hitting its intended target of the United States Capitol Building. Yvonne Thomas said the Flight 93 memorial has a calm about it that they do not see in New York City. They were also looking forward to learning more about the 40 passengers and crew.

Nancy Muir, assistant principal, said she thought attending the ceremony with 42 students, ages 13 and 14, would be a good way for them to learn about the impact.