US President Donald Trump led the nation in mourning victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack with a moment of silence along with First Lady Melania on Air Force One. He delivered remarks at the memorial site near Shanksville in Pennsylvania.
Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden crossed paths at the 9/11 memorial site in New York. On this day in 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people in the worst-ever terrorist attacks in the recent memories.
At 8:46 AM local time, Trump and Melania participated in a moment of silence in a conference room cabin of the Air Force One to commemorate the moment the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Trump said in his address that the heroes of Flight 93 are an everlasting reminder that no matter the danger, no matter the threat, no matter the odds America will always rise up, stand tall and fight back.
In New York, both Pence and Biden visited the 9/11 memorial. Defence Secretary Mark Esper led the ceremony at the Pentagon memorial.