WASHINGTON D.C. —
The United States marked the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks by Al-Qaida, which left nearly 3,000 people dead, including 19 of the perpetrators, who hijacked four commercial airplanes.
Several observances were held across the country in remembrance of the day when the four airplanes carried out suicide attacks on the U.S.
Two of the planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York, another hit the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, before reaching its likely target of Washington.
Families of victims in New York were this evening expected to gather for a ceremony with tolling bells and a reading of names of those killed in the terrorist attacks.
President Barack Obama was also expected to hold a town hall meeting with service members at Fort Meade just outside Washington to talk with Americans helping to keep the country safe.
Some Zimbabweans living in the USA say they sympathize with families of people who died in the terrorist attacks.
Andrew Chaponda, who lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, told VOA the world will never be the same after 9/11/15.
“Everything has changed, the way we know it. The way governments operate, organizations, even individuals,” said Chaponda.
Zanu PF Central Committee member and lawmaker, Joseph Tshuma, who says Zimbabweans should strive to promote global peace in the wake of the emergence of terrorist groups like ISIS and others.