New 9/11 Memorial Honors First Responders

Wednesday marked the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. As in years past, the names of those who lost their lives during the World Trade Center attacks were read in a special ceremony.

This year there is one addition: a memorial at Ground Zero called Memorial Glade honoring the more than 2,000 first responders who have died due to illnesses diagnosed in the aftermath of the attacks caused by inhaling toxic fumes. The memorial opened on May 30 on the 17th anniversary of the official end of the rescue-and-recovery efforts after the 9/11 attacks.

President Trump, who was at the Pentagon observance ceremony, said, “The First Lady and I are united with you in grief. We come here in the knowledge that we cannot erase the pain or reverse the evil of that dark and wretched day, but we offer you all that we have: our unwavering loyalty, our undying devotion, and our eternal pledge that your loved ones will never, ever be forgotten.”

News Sources

9/11 anniversary: 18 years since terror attack, updated memorial honors first responders who died of illnesses
FOX News

The Survivor Tree and the Glade at Ground Zero
YouTube, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

18th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
YouTube, USA Today

Remarks by President Trump at September 11th Pentagon Observance Ceremony
Whitehouse.gov

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