London firefighters mark 16th anniversary of 9/11 attack

Randall Padilla
September 12, 2017

The 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was observed in NY and Washington, services honoring the 2,983 men, women and children killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, aboard Flight 93, and those who died in the February 26, 1993 WTC bombing.

President Donald Trump will lead a moment of silence at the White House and attend a ceremony at the Pentagon.

Following are some of the tributes posted on social media by people, including celebrities and politicians, using the hashtag "Never Forget" and "September 11".

American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were flown into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City.

Some said they could not believe that 16 years had passed since the tragedy.

As first responders, the only thing on their minds was helping others in a time of tragedy.

For others, it was an occasion to urge for a return to the sense of unity they felt after the atrocities.

"They can come here and see this attractive tribute, and they can walk through the visitor's center to learn about what happened that day", she said.

"Maybe then we can put away our disagreements and become one country again".

On Sunday, friends and family members of the men and woman credited for fighting back that day gathered alongside National Park Service officials to break ground - and sound - on a metallic musical monument created to bring life to their voices once again. She comes to the ceremony as often as she can. Following a name-reading at the ceremony, a public observance will take place, with a wreath-laying and remarks.

GettyThe al-Qaeda terrorists who carried out the attacks. "And it did not matter what colour you were, or where you were from".

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