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Trump, Melania commemorate 17th anniversary of 9/11

The US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump
The US President Donald Trump commemorated on Tuesday the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 that struck the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, saying the nation shared the grief of the family members whose loved ones were lost that day.

He praised the men and women of United Flight 93 for saving countless lives when they struggled with hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001 and called the field where the plane went down a monument to “American defiance.”

“We grieve together for every mother and father, sister and brother, son and daughter, who was stolen from us at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and here in this Pennsylvania field,” Trump said.

“We honor their sacrifice by pledging to never flinch in the face of evil and to do whatever it takes to keep America safe.”

Flight 93 was heading to San Francisco from Newark, New Jersey, when passengers stormed the plane’s cockpit and sought to take control from the hijackers, crashing in a field and preventing what was thought to be another planned target in Washington.

Trump and his wife, Melania, traveled to the Flight 93 National Memorial from Washington and paused for a moment of reflection while overlooking the field where the plane crashed.

“They boarded the plane as strangers and they entered eternity linked forever as true heroes,” Trump said of the passengers and crew.
Last Modified: Tuesday، 11 September 2018 07:57 PM