President Donald Trump paid tribute on Monday to the memory of the almost 3,000 people who were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks of 2001, when Islamic terrorists flew hijacked planes into the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers, changing the landscape of America forever.
The president stated in a new video, “No one who lived through the horror of the September 11 terrorist attacks can ever forget the agony and the anguish of that terrible day – it was a terrible day. The images of dark plumes of smoke billowing over lower Manhattan and the Pentagon and the field in Pennsylvania…are seared into our minds forever. We will never forget it.”
On Monday, the Associated Press reported that tearful Americans have offered tributes and remembrances of the horrific attacks that occurred 22 years ago all across the country in ceremonies taking place nationwide.
The president continued, “Today, on this solemn anniversary of those monstrous attacks, we remember the 2,977 precious souls who were savagely taken from us on that morning 22 years ago, leaving a void that can never be filled.”
He promised, “We will say a prayer for each of the beautiful families they left behind, whose pain is beyond comprehension. What they’ve gone through is not even believable.”
Trump also saluted the first responders who courageously rushed into harm’s way, traveling across state lines in 2001 to give aid at the Pentagon in Pennsylvania and at Ground Zero in New York.
“We honor the firefighters, the great New York PD…and the port authority officers, the Virginia, D.C., and Pentagon police and military service members, and other first responders – actually all over the country, they acted with supreme heroism, and they went to the site of the most heinous crime,” he said.
The president concluded, “God bless the memory of all those who perished in the 9/11 attacks. We will never, ever forget. We will never forget you, we love you. God bless their families and God bless America.”