Hillary Clinton honors victims of 9/11: May their bravery 'light our path forward'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection What the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election Steve Bullock puts Citizens United decision at center of presidential push MORE on Tuesday honored the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a brief statement on Twitter.

“May we always remember those we lost 17 years ago,” the former secretary of State tweeted. “May the love, bravery, and selflessness so many showed that day light our path forward.”

Tuesday is the 17th anniversary of the attacks, which resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths.

Clinton represented New York as a senator at the time of the attacks and visited Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan the week after.

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE attended a Flight 93 memorial event in Pennsylvania on Tuesday commemorating the United Airlines flight on which a group of passengers stopped a hijacked plane headed for the U.S. Capitol.

Trump praised the victims of Flight 93 as “brave patriots” as he spoke near a newly dedicated monument at the crash site.

"We honor their sacrifice by pledging to never flinch in the face of evil and by doing whatever it takes to keep America safe,” the president said during his speech.

Trump also faced some criticism for starting the day with tweets criticizing the Russia investigation and his own Justice Department.

Former President Obama also tweeted a memorial message on Tuesday, writing: "There's nothing our resilience and resolve can’t overcome, and no act of terror can ever change who we are."

"We will always remember everyone we lost on 9/11, thank the first responders who keep us safe, and honor all who defend our country and the ideals that bind us together," Obama said.