Trump to attend 9/11 anniversary ceremony in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with the Emir of Kuwait, Sheik Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah in the Oval Office of the White House Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will mark the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by participating in a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania.

The White House says that the president will be accompanied at Tuesday’s ceremony in Shanksville by first lady Melania Trump.

Almost 3000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers flew commercial planes into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.

Trump observed the solemn anniversary for the first time as president last year. He and the first lady led a moment of silence in the White House, surrounded by aides and officials at the exact time that the hijackers rammed the first of the two planes into the Twin Towers.

Trump has also participated in a 9/11 observance at the Pentagon last year.

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