9/11 20th anniversary – Shock over death toll as John Candela's daughter Juliette sings National Anthem in NFL tribute

As the world remains shocked over how many people were killed on September 11, 2001, John Candela's daughter Juliette sang the National Anthem in an NFL tribute.

The 9/11 victim's daughter, Juliette Candela, performed at the end of a tribute video played by the National Football League just one day after the 20th anniversary of the attack.

Juliette performed at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan.

The video, which was narrated by Steve Buscemi, comes after the actor revealed he suffered from PTSD after he helped rescue survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks.

The Hollywood actor, 63, made the revelation during an appearance on the podcast  "WTF With Marc Maron."

“I was depressed, I was anxious, I couldn’t make a simple decision,” said the Emmy winner and star of Reservoir Dogs.

Read our 9/11 remembrance live blog for the latest news and updates…

 

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHEN DID THE FREEDOM TOWER OPEN?

    The Freedom Tower, which stands on the original World Trade Center site, opened in November 2014.

    The centerpiece is One World Trade Center which now rises even higher than the Twin Towers at 1,776 feet tall.

    It is the tallest building in the United States and Western Hemisphere.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT DID TRUMP SAY IN HIS VIDEO ABOUT 9/11?

    In a 90-second video, Trump sent a message of support for 9/11 victims’ families. He also used his screentime to take a swipe at Joe Biden.

    “For the great people of our country this is a very sad day,” Trump said in the video which was shared online. “September 11 represents great sorrow for our country.”

    “Many things were displayed that day, including most importantly the bravery of our police, fire, and first responders of every kind, the job they did was truly unbelievable,” said Trump. “We love them and we thank them.”

    He then turned his attention to taking aim at Biden and his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

    “It is also a sad time for the way our war on those that did such harm to our country ended last week, the loss of 13 great warriors and the many more who were wounded, should never have happened,” Trump said in the video.

    “It was caused by bad planning, incredible weakness, and leaders who truly didn’t understand what was happening. This is the 20th year of this war, and should have been a year of victory and honor, and strength.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    AL-QAEDA GROUP POSTS UNNERVING DOCUMENTARY GLOATING ABOUT 9/11 ATTACKS

    The propaganda video has been shared as American marked 20 years since 3,000 people were slaughtered after terrorists hijacked airlines smashed into the Twins Towers in New York and the Pentagon, Washington DC. 

    The 60-minute video appears to show a pro-Al-Qaeda media group claiming the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as a victory for the murderous terror group. 

    Rita Katz, of the global terrorist monitoring group Site Intel, said: “The video uses clips from Taliban media, showing its fighters.

    “Yet another signal of the importance of the Taliban in the global jihadist movement’s narrative since 9/11, and how the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan is also al-Qaeda’s victory.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT IS THE TIMELINE OF EVENTS ON 9/11?

    The 9/11 terror attacks occurred 20 years ago. Here is a timeline of the day:

    • 5:45am – Hijackers get through security in Portland, Maine and board American Airlines Flight 11 that was scheduled to fly to Boston.
    • 7:59am – American Airlines Flight 11 takes off from Boston to Los Angeles. The plane is carrying 76 passengers, 11 crew and five hijackers.
    • 8:15am – United Airlines Flight 175, carrying 51 passengers, nine crew and five hijackers, takes off from Boston to Los Angeles.
    • 8:20am -American Airlines Flight 77 takes off from Washington, DC. The plane is carrying 53 passengers, six crew and five hijackers.
    • 8:42am – United Airlines Flight 93 takes off from Newark. The plane is carrying 33 passengers, seven crew and four hijackers. The flight was bound to San Francisco.
    • 8:46am – Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
    • 9:03am – Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
    • 9:36am – Vice President Dick Cheney is evacuated by Secret Service agents to an undisclosed location.
    • 9:37am – Flight 77 hits the Pentagon building in Washington, DC.
    • 9:45am – The US Capitol and White House are both evacuated.
    • 9:59am – The South Tower was the first to collapse after burning for around 56 minutes.
    • 10:03am – United Airlines flight 93 crashes into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The passengers and crew got together and stormed the cockpit of the hijacked plane. All passengers on board are killed.
    • 10:28am – The North Towercollapses.
    • 8:30pm – President George W. Bush addresses the US from the White House regarding the attacks. Almost 3,000 Americans died in the terror attacks.

    WHAT IS ‘REMEMBERING ABSENCE’?

    The memorial “Reflecting Absence” sits outside the 9/11 museum in an eight-acre park in New York City.

    It consists of two reflecting pools with waterfalls rushing down where the Twin Towers once rose into the sky.

    The names of all 2,996 victims are engraved on the 152 bronze panels surrounding the pools.

    They are arranged by where individuals were on the day of the attacks, so coworkers and people on the same flight are remembered together.

    HOW MANY VICTIMS REMAIN UNIDENTIFIED AT GROUND ZERO?

    There are still 1106 victims – 40 percent of the total death toll – whose remains have not been accounted for.

    The announcement was welcomed as good news for two families struck by the 2001 disaster but also highlighted the ongoing battle to identify the remains of all 2,753 people who lost their lives at the World Trade Center (WTC). 

    The fight to identify all victims at the WTC has become the largest and most complex forensic investigation in the history of the United States, led by Mark Desire, assistant director of the OCME Department of Forensic Biology and manager of the World Trade Center DNA Identification Team.

    Desire, who was himself injured in the attack, is the longest-serving person on the team of ten, which works 24/7 on the WTC project, as well as New York City’s missing person cases. 

    AL-QAEDA GROUP POSTS UNNERVING DOCUMENTARY GLOATING ABOUT 9/11 ATTACKS

    The propaganda video has been shared as American marked 20 years since 3,000 people were slaughtered after terrorists hijacked airlines smashed into the Twins Towers in New York and the Pentagon, Washington DC. 

    The 60-minute video appears to show a pro-Al-Qaeda media group claiming the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as a victory for the murderous terror group. 

    Rita Katz, of the global terrorist monitoring group Site Intel, said: “The video uses clips from Taliban media, showing its fighters.

    “Yet another signal of the importance of the Taliban in the global jihadist movement’s narrative since 9/11, and how the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan is also al-Qaeda’s victory.”

    'WE NEVER FORGET'

    Biden took to Twitter on 9/11 to say: "We never forget the children who have grown up without parents. Parents who have suffered without children.

    "Husbands and wives who had to find a way forward without their partners. Brothers, sisters, loved ones."

    WHEN DID THE FREEDOM TOWER OPEN?

    The Freedom Tower, which stands on the original World Trade Center site, opened in November 2014.

    The centerpiece is One World Trade Center which now rises even higher than the Twin Towers at 1,776 feet tall.

    It is the tallest building in the United States and Western Hemisphere.

    • Jon Rogers

      FAMILY MEMBERS READ NAMES OF 9/11 VICTIMS

      First Lady Jill Biden was seen wiping tears from her eyes as family members of 9/11 victims read the names of those lost in the attacks.

      The ceremony at Ground Zero began memorial efforts for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

      Almost 3,000 people lost their lives between the attacks at the Pentagon, World Trade Center and the Twin Towers.

      The breakdown of the deaths include:

      • 2,763 civilians at the World Trade Center
      • 189 people at the Pentagon
      • 44 people on Flight 93

      Along with almost 3,000 deaths, another 25,000 were injured as a result.

      AL-QAEDA GROUP POSTS UNNERVING DOCUMENTARY GLOATING ABOUT 9/11 ATTACKS

      The propaganda video has been shared as American marked 20 years since 3,000 people were slaughtered after terrorists hijacked airlines smashed into the Twins Towers in New York and the Pentagon, Washington DC. 

      The 60-minute video appears to show a pro-Al-Qaeda media group claiming the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan as a victory for the murderous terror group. 

      Rita Katz, of the global terrorist monitoring group Site Intel, said: "The video uses clips from Taliban media, showing its fighters.

      "Yet another signal of the importance of the Taliban in the global jihadist movement’s narrative since 9/11, and how the Taliban's victory in Afghanistan is also al-Qaeda's victory."

      WHEN DID THE FREEDOM TOWER OPEN?

      The Freedom Tower, which stands on the original World Trade Center site, opened in November 2014.

      The centerpiece is One World Trade Center which now rises even higher than the Twin Towers at 1,776 feet tall.

      It is the tallest building in the United States and Western Hemisphere.

      WHAT DID TRUMP SAY IN HIS VIDEO ABOUT 9/11?

      In a 90-second video, Trump sent a message of support for 9/11 victims' families. He also used his screentime to take a swipe at Joe Biden.

      “For the great people of our country this is a very sad day,” Trump said in the video which was shared online. “September 11 represents great sorrow for our country.”

      “Many things were displayed that day, including most importantly the bravery of our police, fire, and first responders of every kind, the job they did was truly unbelievable,” said Trump. “We love them and we thank them.”

      He then turned his attention to taking aim at Biden and his handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

      “It is also a sad time for the way our war on those that did such harm to our country ended last week, the loss of 13 great warriors and the many more who were wounded, should never have happened,” Trump said in the video.

      “It was caused by bad planning, incredible weakness, and leaders who truly didn’t understand what was happening. This is the 20th year of this war, and should have been a year of victory and honor, and strength.”

      STEVE BUSCEMI SUFFERED FROM PTSD AFTER HELPING RESCUE 9/11 SURVIVORS

      Steve Buscemi has revealed he suffered from PTSD after he helped rescue survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks.

      The Hollywood actor, 63, made the revelation during an appearance on the podcast “WTF With Marc Maron.”

      “I was depressed, I was anxious, I couldn’t make a simple decision,” divulged the 63-year-old Emmy winner

      Buscemi worked tough 12-hour shifts alongside other brave first responders.

      “I haven’t experienced any health issues, and I get myself checked out — but definitely, yeah, post-traumatic stress? Absolutely,” admitted Buscemi.

      He added: “I was only there for like five days, but when I stopped going and tried to just live my life again, it was really, really hard.”

      FAMILIES MOURN FIRST RESPONDERS WHO DIED AFTER ATTACK

      The brother of Detective Luis Alvarez, who died from 9/11-related cancer 15 years after the attacks, has warned that New Yorkers were breathing deadly toxins from Ground Zero for months after Twin Towers fell.

      Phil Alvarez, a former cop and now Director of Outreach and Education for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) Claims, told The Sun that "people will continue to get sick" decades after the atrocity.

      Luis, or "Lou" as his family called him, was a man of few words – but when it came to getting justice for first responders exposed to the hazardous debris, he was vocal and took the issue to lawmakers in Washington, DC.

      His activism resulted in the "Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act" (2019) which extended the VCF permanently.

      Luis died 15 days after the bill was passed by Congress, leaving behind his wife and three sons, now aged 18, 21, and 29.

      Luis' unit was sent to Ground Zero on the afternoon of 9/11, and he "went right on the pile" as the rescue mission rapidly changed into a recovery operation after the deadly al-Qaeda strike.

      • Jon Rogers

        HOW MANY FIREFIGHTERS WERE KILLED ON 9/11?

        343 of the victims who died on September 11, 2001 were firefighters.

        Tragically, there were 75 firehouses in which at least one member was killed, and the FDNY also lost its department chief and first deputy commissioner.

        Around 10,000 emergency personnel and civilians rely on the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to treat serious health problems related to the attacks, officials said this month.

        As well as the 2,977 killed that day in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania, over 3,000 first responders and civilians have died of cancers linked to 9/11 toxins.

        The attack, in which 19 Al-Qaeda suicide bombers hijacked four passenger jets, remains the deadliest terror strike on US soil.

      • Jon Rogers

        TRUMP RELEASES MEMORIAL VIDEO

        Former President Donald Trump sent a video message of support and also took a swipe at Joe Biden.

        “For the great people of our country this is a very sad day,” Trump said in the 90-second long video which was shared online. “September 11 represents great sorrow for our country.”

        “Many things were displayed that day, including most importantly the bravery of our police, fire, and first responders of every kind, the job they did was truly unbelievable,” said Trump. “We love them and we thank them.”

      • Jon Rogers

        UNSEEN 9/11 PICS SHOW DEVASTATION

        New photos, obtained exclusively by The Sun, show the horrifying destruction of the World Trade Center and lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001.

        Taken by Chris Maher, a steelworker who was working in New York City on the day the towers collapsed, the series of photos show the World Trade Center and surrounding buildings in the days following the destruction.

        When the first tower was hit, Maher and his colleagues began preparing to help with the rescue mission.

        "We thought we were getting geared up to go in [to the towers] and see what we could do," Maher told The Sun. "We didn't know then that they would come down."

        After reporting to Ground Zero to help with rescue efforts on Wednesday, Maher brought his camera to the site on Thursday morning.

        Read our exclusive story here.

        The destruction at Ground Zero spanned more than 14 acresCredit: The US Sun
        Buildings across lower Manhattan were destroyed by the enormous blastCredit: The US Sun
        Rescue teams faced dangerously unstable buildings as they workedCredit: The US Sun
      • Jon Rogers

        'A RANDOM GROUP OF AMERICANS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL GROUP OF PEOPLE,' SAYS BUSH

        In his remarks at Shanksville, PA, former President George W. Bush praised the bravery of those on United Flight 93.

        "The 33 passengers and 7 crew of Flight 93 could've been any group of citizens selected by fate," Bush said. "In a sense, they stood in for us all."

        He want on to say that "The terrorists soon discovered that a random group of Americans is an exceptional group of people."

        Facing "impossible circumstances," Bush said, the passengers and crew "comforted their loved ones by phone, braced each other for action, and defeated the designs of evil."

      • Jon Rogers

        TRUMP 'WOULD LOVE' TO RUN FOR NYC MAYOR

        Donald Trump floated a future run for New York City mayor in a question and answer session during his meeting with first responders on the anniversary of 9/11.

        Asked if he would consider a mayoral run, he replied, "Well, that's an interesting question. I would love that.

        "We could straighten it out. I'd say, 'Fellas, good luck, go to town.' They'd be announcing in one week, 'There's no crime in this city.'"

        Trump was also asked yet again about his intentions to run for president in 2024, referencing growing speculation that he plans to seek re-election, the Washington Examiner reports.

        He answered that he had already made up his mind, adding, "I think you’re going to be very happy," but declined to give a conclusive answer.

        Read our full story here.

        Trump met with the NYPD and FDNYCredit: The Mega Agency
      • Jon Rogers

        JOE BIDEN SLAMMED FOR 'DEFICIT OF LEADERSHIP'

        Joe Biden has been slammed for his "deficit of leadership" on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 amid claims the United States is "more vulnerable" now.

        Judge Jeanine Pirro, 70, blasted the US president for his "lies" and "ineptitude" as she praised the leadership of President Bush on the day of the terror attacks 20 years ago.

        The host of "Justice with Judge Jeanine" on Fox News said: "When President Bush spoke, America found what she needed, a leader who brought us a sense of unity, not words."

        The TV host added: "They took much from us that day. The ripple effect is still with us. What have we learned in 20 years? Are we any safer now? Are we still vulnerable? Sadly, I believe we're more vulnerable. 

        "There is a deficit of leadership today… you don’t even have to look at a poll to know instinctively that only 39 per cent of Americans approve of Joe Biden."

        Read the full story here.

      • Jon Rogers

        APPLE SLAMMED OVER ITS 9/11 TRIBUTE

        Apple has been slammed for its "despicable" 9/11 tribute after claiming the terror attack "set the stage" for the Capitol riot earlier this year.

        Apple News was criticized after appearing to link the atrocity of 9/11 and the storming of the US Capitol on January 6 by hundreds of Donald Trump supporters in a bid to overturn his election defeat.

        The news story – titled "Apple News Today: In Conservation" – sparked outrage from talk show host Candace Owens and other social media users.

        Candace said: "I cannot even put into words how absolutely despicable this is. How dare @Apple make an absolute mockery of the lives that were lost on 9/11?

        "This is sickeningly disrespectful to the heroes and survivors of September 11th."

        Read the full story here.

      • Jon Rogers

        COPS REMOVE 9/11 'TRUTHER' CONSPIRACY THEORIST FROM MEMORIAL

        Cops removed a 9/11 'truther' conspiracy theorist from Saturday's memorial which marked the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks.

        The woman, wearing a t-shirt which appeared to read “9/11 They Should Be Alive Truth and Justice” was escorted away from the event by two police officers.

        So-called 'truthers' believe that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job conducted by the US government.

        A Port Authority spokesperson said the 37-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was taken to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital for evaluation.

      • Jon Rogers

        VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS SPEAKS IN SHANKSVILLE

        In Shanksville, PA, the Vice President addressed a crowd gathered to remember the staff and passengers on United Flight 93.

        "So many in our nation, too many in our nation, have deeply felt the passage of time these last twenty years. Every birthday their loved one missed, every holiday. Every time her favorite team won or his favorite song came on the radio," Harris said.

        "You have felt every day, every week and every year that has passed, these last twenty years," she continued. "Please know your nation sees you, we stand with you, and we support you."

      • Jon Rogers

        HOW MANY VICTIMS REMAIN UNIDENTIFIED AT GROUND ZERO?

        There are still 1106 victims – 40 percent of the total death toll – whose remains have not been accounted for.

        The announcement was welcomed as good news for two families struck by the 2001 disaster but also highlighted the ongoing battle to identify the remains of all 2,753 people who lost their lives at the World Trade Center (WTC). 

        The fight to identify all victims at the WTC has become the largest and most complex forensic investigation in the history of the United States, led by Mark Desire, assistant director of the OCME Department of Forensic Biology and manager of the World Trade Center DNA Identification Team.

        Desire, who was himself injured in the attack, is the longest-serving person on the team of ten, which works 24/7 on the WTC project, as well as New York City’s missing person cases. 

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