A planned military flyover marking the anniversary of 9/11 was cancelled on Friday morning, after the decision to honor terror victims with a low-flying warplane was widely panned as tasteless and inappropriate.
The Department of Defense announced their intention late Thursday to fly an F-18 jet over the Hudson River on Friday afternoon on the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which prompted widespread outrage on social media.
Is someone in the Pentagon deliberately trying to trigger PTSD in NYC?? https://t.co/bhnTSf719D
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) September 11, 2020
Very clear way for the rest of the country to demonstrate, again, that they only care about NYC as a symbol to be used for militarism & violence, and never listen to what people here actually say they want and need. https://t.co/Uj6tUnAcVa
— Anil Dash (@anildash) September 11, 2020
This ill-conceived Navy Sept 11 flyover has been cancelled. City Hall tells @NY1 a formal request to cancel was submitted to Department of Defense earlier today and they’ve just received word that flyover will not go ahead. https://t.co/T02Xj5sCSI
— Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) September 11, 2020
The morning of 9/11 while the towers are burning Donald Trump called in to a television show to announce he now had the tallest building in New York tomorrow he’s going to have an F 18 jet flyover downtown as if we weren’t traumatized enough you twisted bastard. Rot in hell
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) September 11, 2020
The Department of Defense canceled a planned flyover above NYC that was scheduled to take place today—after the decision to fly a low-flying plane over the city was widely criticized as tone-deaf on the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks https://t.co/6QXvgK4gk4 pic.twitter.com/iwcOSi1rz2
— Forbes (@Forbes) September 11, 2020