"We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives in the largest terror attack on USA soil".
Rawl was joined on the speaker's stand by others who have lost loved ones as a result of the terrorist attacks. "So I mean, the number of first responders that have died post-9/11 is greater", said Bobby Eustace from the Uniformed Firefighters Association in an interview with CBS Local New York.
Right-wing media outlets have criticized Omar for remarks she made earlier this year about the increased prejudice and state surveillance faced by Muslims in the United States after the 2001 attacks. That is the time when a hijacked plane slammed into the World Trade Center's north tower on September 11, 2001.
He ended with his mother, Frances Haros, before going into a monologue about Omar's comment on the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The son of a victim of the September 11 terror attacks criticized Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and "The Squad" during a remembrance ceremony at Ground Zero in New York City on Wednesday.
Victims' relatives and dignitaries were gathered on the memorial plaza at the World Trade Center in NY as the ceremony started at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday.
Anniversary ceremonies will also be held across the country commemorating the almost 3,000 people who died when hijacked planes rammed into the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon while a fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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It has been 18 years since al-Qaida hijackers commandeered four USA commercial airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
US President Donald Trump laid a wreath at the Pentagon, telling victims' relatives: "This is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss".
Diane Rawl, the mother of 1st Lt. Ryan D. Rawl of the South Carolina Army National Guard, said it was important for parents and grandparents to teach children about what happened on 9/11 and what happened as a result of the attacks.
Nicholas Haros, Jr. was wearing a black shirt with "Some people did something" as he read out the names of victims. "Our constitutional freedoms were attacked and our nation's founding on Judeo-Christian principles was attacked".
The dead included Muslims, as Zaheda Rahman underscored after reading names at ground zero.
The sick gained new recognition this year at the memorial plaza at ground zero, where the new 9/11 Memorial Glade was dedicated this spring. People around the country volunteer at food banks, schools, home-building projects, park cleanups and other community events around the anniversary.