Today, Americans gathered in remembrance and mourning as President Trump addressed the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
On that day, the leader of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, among others, helped orchestrate the worst terrorist attack in United States history. 4 planes were hijacked by 19 men affiliated with al-Qaeda and a total of nearly 3,000 people died in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Each year on the anniversary of 9/11, two light beams light up in place of the World Trade Center towers in NYC.
At the Pentagon today, to honor the victims of this tragedy, Trump stated, “When Americans are in need, Americans pull together and we are one country. Our values will endure, our people will thrive, our nation will prevail, and the memory of our loved ones will never, ever die.”