Proclamation of Patriot Day

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Proclamation of Patriot Day September 11, 2020

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Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
·In 2001, our Nation, united under God, made an unbreakable promise never to forget the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were senselessly killed on September 11th. On this sacred day — Patriot Day — we solemnly honor that commitment.Proclamation on Patriot Day, 2020 | The White HouseIn 2001, our Nation, united under God, made an unbreakable promise never to forget the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were senselessly killed on Septewhitehouse.gov16.79830.802106.113Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump·

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Mourners gather for a ceremony commemorating the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2020. – The ceremony was attended by U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

The president and First Lady Melania Trump attended the ceremony at the memorial, honoring the sacrifice of the 40 Americans on board the flight. He recalled the passengers rose up against the radical Islamic terrorists that had hijacked the plane, crashing it into a Pennsylvania field before it could reach the Capitol building in Washington, DC.

“The 40 on Flight 93 did the most American of things, they took a vote and they acted together,” Trump said. “They charged the cockpit. They confronted the pure evil and in their last act on this earth they saved our Capitol.”

The president reminded Americans the hijacked flight was just 20 minutes away from their target.

“The only thing that stood between the enemy and a deadly strike at the heart of American democracy was the courage and resolve of American men and women,” Trump said.

(L-R) U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Ed Root, cousin of flight 93 attendant Lorraine G. Bay; and Nancy Root, his wife, lay a wreath during a ceremony commemorating the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2020.

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The president recalled prior to their heroic action, they prayed together and called their families to say goodbye.

“They whispered the immortal words, ‘I love you,’” Trump said. “Today those words ring out across these sacred grounds and shine down from heaven above.”

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US President Donald Trump speaks at a ceremony commemorating the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty

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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump prepare to observe a moment of silence aboard Air Force One to mark the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2020, in Johnstown Pennsylvania. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a ceremony commemorating the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2020.

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