Today, America joins together as one nation to fulfill our promise to never forget the cowardly act of terrorism that took nearly 3,000 Americans from this earth 19 years ago.
President Trump during his remarks in Shanksville, PA honored that goal.
Here are five highlights from the president’s address.
→ The heroes of flight 93 are an everlasting reminder that no matter the danger, no matter the threat, no matter the odds, America will always rise up, stand tall, and fight back.
→ Through the heartache and the tears, they prayed to God. They placed their last calls home. They whispered the immortal words, I love you. Today those words ring out across these sacred grounds and they shine down on us from heaven above.
→ In the days and weeks after 9/11, citizens of all faiths, backgrounds, colors, and creeds came together, prayed together, mourned together, and rebuilt together. The song God Bless America became a rallying cry for the nation. We were united by our conviction that America was the world’s most exceptional country blessed with the most incredible heroes and that this was a land worth defending with our very last breath. It was a unity based on love for our families, care for our neighbors, loyalty to our fellow citizens, pride in our great flag, gratitude for our police and first responders, faith in God, and a refusal to bend our will to the depraved forces of violence, intimidation, oppression, and evil.
→ More than 7,000 military heroes have laid down their lives since 9/11 to preserve our freedom. No words can express the summit of their glory or the infinite depth of our gratitude. But we will strive every single day to repay our immeasurable death and prove worthy of their supreme sacrifice. America will never relent in pursuing terrorists that threaten our people.
→ Our sacred task, our righteous duty, and our solemn pledge is to carry forward the Nobel legacy of the brave souls who gave their lives for us 19 years ago. In their memory, we resolve to stand united as one American nation, to defend our freedoms, to uphold our values, to love our neighbors, to cherish our country, to care for our communities, to honor our heroes, and to never, ever forget.