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US marks 13 years since 9/11

by | Sep 11, 2014

President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and others observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday

President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and others observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday

The flag at the US Embassy in Port of Spain was flown at half-mast today to commemorate 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack.

US President Barack Obama proclaimed that today be observed as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

He said America will never forget the September tragedy that shook the Nation’s core 13 years ago

A total of fourteen Trinidad and Tobago nationals were among the 3,000 people killed when Al-Qaida link terrorist hijack two planes and crashed them into the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York.

A third plane crashed into the Pentagon while the fourth jetliner crashed into an empty field in Pennsylvania.

The dead Trinidadians include: Conrad Cottoy, 50, Clara Hinds, 52, Glenroy Neblett, 42, and Goumatie Thackurdeen, 35.

Trinidadian Genelle Guzman-McMillan was the last person pulled alive from the building.

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