Melania Trump looked solemn in the army when she left with her husband to attend a tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacks.
The first lady, 48, was spotted heading out to Pennsylvania on Tuesday with a custom-made Herve Pierre navy blue rain coat with white details, cinched at the waist with a belt.
Earlier on Tuesday, she posted a tweet in memory of the attacks, sharing a picture of her with her husband in the White House on the sign: "We remember on 9.11.01."
First Lady: Melania Trump looked solemn in the army when she went with her husband to attend a tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacks on Tuesday
Itinerary: The first lady, 48, was spotted arriving in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on Tuesday wearing a Herve Pierre navy blue rain coat customized with white details, cinched at the waist with a belt
Message: before Tuesday, she posted a tweet in memory of the attacks, sharing a photo of her with her husband in the White House
Leaving: The president and the first lady departed from the Andrews Joint Base in Maryland on Tuesday
Melania was photographed at Joint Base Andrews with her 72-year-old husband, boarding Air Force One with pointy heels that matched his raincoat.
She kept the rest of her appearance simple, without jewelry and with her hair loose in an explosion.
Her husband, meanwhile, became attached to his classics in a black suit, white button-down shirt and a blue striped tie.
The first lady and the president arrived at the Johnstown airport after a short flight from Washington, DC. shortly after the time the hijackers flew planes to the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
They were seen greeting the locals and fans at the airstrip in Pennsylvania after getting off Air Force One, before heading to Shanksville, where the president was supposed to deliver observations on the memorial of flight 93.
Shanksville is where the fourth plane, flight 93 bound for California, crashed after its 40 passengers and crew members realized that the plane had been hijacked and tried to assault the cabin to regain control of the plane .
All aboard died in the accident.
On the way: Melania and her husband were seen leaving Air Force One in Johnstown before continuing to Shanksville
Duo: Melania was photographed with her back to the lens while the president raised his thumbs towards the camera
Welcome: The first couple was greeted by local supporters when they landed in Pennsylvania
In total, nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
The president, a native of New York who makes his first visit as commander-in-chief to the Shanksville site, will focus on honoring the many lives that were lost that day, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
"Certainly, the focus will be on remembering that horrible day and remembering the lives that were lost, and certainly on honoring the people who not only missed that day, but will also risk their lives to help in that process," he said.
Trump observed the solemn anniversary for the first time as president last year.
He and the first lady led a moment of silence at the White House accompanied by assistants and administration officials at the exact moment when the hijackers flew the first of two planes to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
At that time, the president took the opportunity to issue a stern warning to extremists that "the United States can not be intimidated."
The president also participated in the Pentagon's celebration on September 11 last year. Vice President Mike Pence represents the administration there on Tuesday.
Arrival: Melania and Donald appear in the photo arriving at the memorial service with the governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf (in the photo, behind, on the left)
Respect: the first lady was at her husband's side while paying tribute to the victims on flight 93 at the memorial service
Reminder: Shanskville, Pennsylvania, is where a commercial liner bound for California crashed after 40 passengers and crew realized they had been kidnapped and tried to regain control
& # 39; A field of honor & # 39 ;: Melania sat between her husband and Governor Wolf while reading the names of the 44 people who died on flight 93.
This year's anniversary occurs when a cycle of mid-term elections is launched. But for a long time some efforts have been made to separate the solemn anniversary from politics.
The 9/11 Day group, which promotes volunteering at an anniversary that was declared a national service day in 2009, usually asks candidates not to campaign or publish political notices for the day. The organizers of the ground zero ceremony allow politicians to attend, but since 2011 they have been excluded from reading names or making comments.
Hours after the ceremony, two powerful beams of light will fly into the night sky from lower Manhattan in the 'Tribute in Light'. annual.
The September 11 memorials continue to grow in Shanksville, where the Tower of Voices will include a wind chime for each of the 40 people killed there, and ground zero, where work will soon begin on a path to honor the rescue and recovery workers.
It will serve as a way to honor those who became sick or died from exposure to the toxins released when the twin towers of the Trade Center collapsed.
Researchers have documented high rates of respiratory ailments, post-traumatic stress disorder and other illnesses among people who spent time in the rubble.