President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were present at a memorial tribute to commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11. The President led the nation’s tribute to the victims and first responders at a memorial service held at the Pentagon, the site of one of the deadly attacks.
President Trump offered a word to the families of the 184 people who died during the Pentagon attack:
For the families who join us, this is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss,” he said. “It’s the day that has replayed in your memory a thousand times over: the last kiss, the last phone call, the last time hearing those precious words ‘I love you.’
To each of you, the first lady and I are united with you in grief. We come here in the knowledge that we cannot erase the pain or reverse the evil of that dark and wretched day. But we offer you all that we have: our unwavering loyalty, our undying devotion and our eternal pledge that your loved ones will never, ever be forgotten.
President Trump gave a reminder to all Americans:
For every American who lived through that day, the Sept. 11 attack is seared into our soul,” Trump said. “It was a day filled with shock, horror, sorrow and righteous fury.
Mourners around the world also paid tribute to the 9/11 victims and first responders. A group of firemen in New Zealand performed a traditional ceremonial haka in commemoration of those who helped on 9/11.
Meanwhile critics in America lambasted the First Lady’s attire claiming it looked like a plane flying into a building.