On the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, former President Barack Obama tweeted a statement remembering and honoring the 9/11 victims.
“We remember everyone we lost on 9/11 and honor all who defend our country and our ideals. No act of terror will ever change who we are,” Obama tweeted Monday.
We remember everyone we lost on 9/11 and honor all who defend our country and our ideals. No act of terror will ever change who we are.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 11, 2017
The Hill added:
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump held a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House early Monday, timing it to mark the moment that the first plane hit the World Trade Center.
Trump later made remarks honoring the victims of the attacks at the Pentagon, vowing to attack extremist groups that threaten the American people.
“The terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit,” Trump said. “But America cannot be intimidated, and those who try will soon join the list of vanquished enemies who dared to test our mettle.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions also released a statement marking the anniversary.
“The first civil right is to be alive,” he said.