President Donald Trump and his wife First Lady Melania Trump commemorated 9/11 in office, a solemn and nonpartisan occasion.
On Monday, at the White House, the First Couple observed a moment of silence in commemoration of the almost 3,000 people who were murdered when hijackers flew airplanes into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The morning commemoration is set for about the time the first plane hit one of the Twin Towers on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
Also, the president and his wife will show their respects at a Pentagon ceremony led by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The observances come as the president contends with the death and devastation caused by two hurricanes in three weeks.
Vice President Mike Pence is to represent the administration at an observance at the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville.
The president frequently praises the courage of New York police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders who hurried to the Twin Towers, in some situations knowing they possibly wouldn’t get out alive, as an instance of the pliability of the city.
Donald Trump has condemned President George W. Bush’s dealing with the attacks, blaming his fellow Republican of failing to keep Americans safe.
In addition, the president has said he lost “hundreds of friends” in the attack and that he helped clear debris afterward. Trump has not unveil the names of those he knew who died in the attack, but has talked about knowing a Catholic priest who died while serving as a chaplain to the city’s fire department.
Sure it was a tragic day and we will all remember it. Let’s hope together that this won’t happen again.
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