Son of 9/11 victim criticizes Rep. Ilhan Omar during memorial service

Nicholas Haros wears a shirt critical of Ilhan Omar while reading names at the National September 11 Memorial

"We stand together with the United States of America in our common struggle against barbarism and terrorism", the premier wrote Wednesday on his Twitter account.

Hundreds of people, including families of victims, survivors, first responders and political leaders, will gather Wednesday at 8:46 a.m.at the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center.

"We have to remember that they gave everything for this job, for their communities, for their families", said Lexington firefighter Michael Hurt.

A rocket exploded at the US embassy as the anniversary began in Afghanistan, where a post-9/11 invasion has become America's longest war.

It is believed the fourth hijacked plane was aiming for either the White House or the Capitol but the unarmed passengers rebelled against the hijackers and brought the plane down.

Donald Trump is marking his third 9/11 anniversary as president with a moment of silence as his frustration grows over what he calls the "endless war" in Afghanistan, where al-Qaida conceived the attacks.

If Omar had a sudden awakening and realized that what she said was wrong, she wouldn't have waited 6 months and made the proclamation on the anniversary of the attacks.

Nicholas Haros Jr., wearing a black shirt emblazoned with the phrase "some people did something?" took the stage during the memorial service at Ground Zero to remind Omar and those assembled of what took place at the site exactly 18 years ago.

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"Our constitutional freedoms were attacked and our nation's founding on Judeo-Christian principles were attacked", Haros said. That's what "some people" did.

Omar, one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, has said she didn't intend to minimize what happened on September 11, and accused critics of taking her words out of context.

During a 9/11 memorial service on Tuesday, the son of a woman who died in the World Trade Center castigated Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) for the dismissive way she recently characterized the attacks that claimed the lives of almost 3,000 Americans.

While research continues into whether those illnesses are tied to 9/11 toxins, a victims compensation fund for people with potentially related health problems problems has awarded more than $5.5 billion so far.

A compensation fund for people with potentially September 11-related health problems has awarded more than $5.5 billion so far. More than 51,000 people have applied.

The 9/11 Memorial plaza will open to the public from 3 p.m.to midnight for the viewing of the Tribute in Light, in which twin beams of light reaching up to four miles into the sky will be illuminated from dusk to dawn.

September 11 is known not only as a day for remembrance and patriotism, but also as a day of service.

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