New York City celebrated the 17th anniversary of September 11 with a moment of silence at the scene of the attacks on Tuesday morning.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, Rudy Giuliani, Nikki Haley, Bill de Blasio and Chris Christie were among those in downtown Manhattan.
Giuliani was the mayor of New York and the governor of Christie of New Jersey on the day.
Americans across the country commemorate September 11 with grim tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to the victims on Tuesday, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the long-term threat of terrorism in the country's largest city.
The former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, speaks with Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey, during the ceremonies of the 17th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The United States Ambassador to the Nations United Nikki Haley also appears in the photo
There was a moment of silence and an annual reading of the names of the victims in the National Museum and Memorial of 9/11
Margie Miller was among the relatives of the 9/11 victims, survivors, rescuers and others who met Tuesday morning at the memorial plaza where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood.
She came to the site from her home in the suburbs of Baldwin, as she does 10 times a year, to remember her husband, Joel Miller. Only a few fragments of his remains were recovered.
& # 39; For me, he is here. This is my sacred place, "his widow said before the ceremony began with a moment of silence and bells at 8:46 a.m., at which point the mall was hit by the first of two planes piloted by terrorists.
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence went to the other two places where hijacked planes crashed on September 11, 2001, in the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil.
President and First Lady Melania Trump flew to Pennsylvania to join a celebration at the September 11 memorial in a field near Shanksville.
Trump and Melania arrive with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (back) at the Flight 93 Memorial Service on September 11 in Shanksville on Tuesday morning
Trump and his wife, Melania, were participating in the grim memory on Tuesday in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It's where a commercial plane headed for California crashed after the 40 passengers and crew members knew what was happening and tried to regain control of the plane. All those who were on board were killed.
Trump, a native of New York who makes his first visit as president to the Shanksville site, will focus on honoring the many lives that were lost that day.
Pence will attend a ceremony at the Pentagon.
Trump took the occasion of last year's anniversary to issue a stern warning to extremists that "the United States can not be intimidated."
Nearly 3,000 people died in the September 11 attacks, when international terrorism hit home in a way it did not have for many Americans before. September 11th still shapes the politics, politics and everyday experiences of the United States in places from airports to office buildings, even if it is a constant presence in the public consciousness after 17 years.
A clear reminder came shortly after last year's anniversary: a truck knocked down people, killing eight, on a bike lane a few blocks from the World Trade Center on Halloween.
In December, a suspected suicide bomber blew up a tube bomb in an underground passageway near Times Square, authorities said. They said the suspects in both attacks were inspired by the extremist Islamic State group.
Guests at the National 9/11 Memorial listen as the names of the victims are read during a ceremony on Tuesday
A woman holds a bouquet of flowers during the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in New York.
A woman arrives with a sign with photographic memories of Wilder Gomez in New York. Gómez, from Colombia, was a Windows on the World bartender on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center
James McGlynn looks at the One World Trade Center site with a tie that resembles the original World Trade Center towers. He says he bought it about a week after the attacks in 2001 and has used it every year since
A US flag UU That few about the World Trade Center is presented during the ceremonies that mark the 17th anniversary of the attacks
A firefighter pauses at the southern pool of the September 11 Memorial during the ceremonies marking the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks
A man pauses at the north pool before the start of a commemoration ceremony for victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks at the memorial in New York City.
The recent attacks in New York, as well as terrorist attacks elsewhere, were in Miller's mind when it arrived on Tuesday.
"You do not want to live with fear, but it's very real," he said.
Debra Sinodinos, who lost her cousin firefighter Peter Carroll and works near the mall, said she tries not to let the recent attacks make her nervous.
"You have to keep going," he said as he headed to the anniversary ceremony with his extended family. – Otherwise, you would live with fear & # 39;
The commemorations of 9/11 are already familiar rituals, centered on reading the names of the dead. But every year in ground zero, the relatives of the victims infuse the ceremony with personal messages of remembrance, inspiration and concern.
For Nicholas Haros Jr., that concern is the officials who make comparisons with September 11 or invoke it for political purposes.
& Stop; For, "begged Haros, who lost his 76-year-old mother, Frances." Please, stop using the bones and ashes of our loved ones as accessories in your political theater. "Their lives, sacrifices and deaths are worth much more, let's not trivialize them.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and other staffers observe a moment of silence on the south lawn at 8.37 a.m., the time when the first tower was hit in the September 11 attacks.
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Edwin Morales kneels while honoring his cousin Rubén Correa at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York
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.
A US flag UU It unfolds at dawn on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at the Pentagon
The annual commemorations of September 11 are family rituals, centered on reading the names of the dead. But every year in ground zero, the relatives of the victims infuse the ceremony with personal messages of remembrance, concern and inspiration
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.
Nearly 38,500 people have applied for a compensation fund and more than $ 3.9 billion in claims have been approved.
Meanwhile, the reconstruction continues. A subway station destroyed on September 11 was finally reopened on Saturday. In June, doors were opened at the 80-story, 3-floor World Trade Center, one of the several reconstructed office towers that have been built or planned on the site. A performing arts center is increasing.
However, the work was suspended in December in the replacement of a Greek Orthodox church crushed in the attacks; The project touched financial problems.