Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

President Trump proceeds to Pentagon for 9/11 remembrance ceremony

President Trump proceeds to Pentagon for 9/11 remembrance ceremony

Two planes hit and destroyed the World Trade Centre in NY and the other crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

"The terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit but America cannot be intimidated", Trump continued.

President Trump observed the solemn anniversary Monday of the 9/11 terror attacks at a ceremony at the Pentagon, paying tribute to the almost 3,000 Americans killed that day and pledging unshaken resolve in the ongoing fight against radical Islamic terrorism. He vowed that such an attack would never be repeated.

"When Americans are in need, Americans pull together - and we are one country".

"I am thankful that President Trump, who I've spoken with multiple times this week, has been 100 percent supportive of our efforts and offered every resource of the federal government", said Florida Governor Rick Scott. "And it did not matter what color you were, or where you were from", said a tearful Magaly Lemagne, who lost her brother, Port Authority of NY and New Jersey Police Officer David Prudencio Lemagne.

Vice President Mike Pence is to represent the administration at an observance at the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville. It's on the rural field where one of the airliners crashed after passengers and crew fought to wrest control away from the terrorists who'd hijacked it and were heading for Washington. Pence said "it was the longest 12 minutes of my life".

Meanwhile, at Ground Zero in NY, victims' relatives marked the anniversary by reading out the names of those who died. He frequently uses the attack to praise the city's response after the attack, but has made unsubstantiated claims about what he did and saw on that day.

But he has also criticized President George W. Bush's handling of the attacks, accusing Bush of failing in his duty to keep Americans safe. "And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down".

Meanwhile, Marcus, who is also Trump's friend and former publicist, told Politico a year ago that the response was simply "Donald being Donald".

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