NY commemorates Sept 11 terror attacks amid pandemic

Sunday, 13 Sep, 2020

Of those who voted for Trump in 2016, 15 percent said the Woodward scoop has changed their mind about the president's handling of the pandemic.

He and first lady Melania Trump also observed a moment of silence aboard Air Force One at 8:46 a.m., marking the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center 19 years ago.

"It's just hard to delete that in my mind. He wanted me to stay strong", Ms Barreto said afterward. "But I only feel the loss, the devastating loss of my flesh-and-blood sister".

US Army Sgt. Edwin Morales, center right, salutes after placing flowers for fallen FDNY firefighter Ruben D. Correa at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, September 11, 2020, in NY.

Harris said that unifying America involves speaking the truth and speaking with a sense of responsibility as a leader in the country.

Due to the pandemic, the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance organisation is encouraging people this year to make donations or take other actions from home.

Later in the day, the Bidens will visit the Shanksville site to pay their respects to the victims.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Mr Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton both visited the Ground Zero memorial in NY.

President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences in style couldn't have been more sharply on display. The attacks sparked the War on Terror that led to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under the Bush administration.

Passengers on board fought to take back control of the cockpit, and the aircraft crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.

"That was the demarcation line for me", Woodward remarked.

Nineteen years after the devastating terror attacks, former vice president Biden began the day in NY for an annual event honouring the almost 3,000 who died in the destruction of the World Trade Centre. About 200 people including Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer attended that ceremony, where family members in pre-recorded videos read the names of the more than 2,600 people killed when two hijacked jets slammed into the Twin Towers.

Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump, are each expected to visit MI next week.

While the subsequent backlash from angry New Yorkers eventually saw the New York Fire Department reinstate the lights, the tradition of reading out the names of the victims of the attack remained cancelled.

"It never goes away", Biden told Fisher who repeated his words, as the pair, both wearing masks, discussed the pain of losing their sons.

Mr Biden went on to greet another family of a Flight 93 victim, as well as a young bagpipe player, whom he asked about her college plans.

His first wife and their daughter died in a 1972 vehicle crash, and his son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015. His wife, Karen, read a passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes.

At the NY memorial, thousands were still invited.

Prominent US journalist Bob Woodward was forced to defend himself following claims in his book on US President Donald Trump that said that Trump downplayed the coronavirus crisis despite knowing its severity.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation arranged its own, simultaneous ceremony, saying there was no reason that people could not recite names while keeping a safe distance. Another finding in the poll shows that slightly more voters, with 48 percent to 43 percent margin, think Trump instead of Biden will win the presidential election. "Democrats are trying to keep President Trump from speaking to voters because they know the enthusiasm behind his re-election campaign can not be matched by Joe Biden".

Mourners place flowers and pictures in the name cut-out of Kyung Hee (Casey) Cho at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Friday in NY.