This week, President Trump addressed the upcoming 16th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. He named this weekend, from yesterday through tomorrow, as “Days of Prayer and Remembrance”in observance of the terrible,tragic events of that day as well as the heroism, and affirmed Monday the 11th as “Patriot Day”, which we observe each year on the anniversary.
The Free Beacon reports:
The White House made the announcements Friday in official statements.
“During National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, our Nation recalls the nearly 3,000 innocent people murdered on September 11, 2001. As we reflect on our sorrow and our grief, we come together to pray for those who lost loved ones,” Trump said. “As a Nation, we pray that the love of God and the comfort of knowing that those who perished are forever remembered brings them peace and gives them courage.”
In Trump’s declaration that Friday through Sunday be dedicated to prayer and remembrance of those who died in the attacks, the president referred to the “Survivor Tree” at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.
“Today, a single tree stands near the base of what was once the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, having survived that fateful day 16 years ago,” the statement said. “This tree, the ‘Survivor Tree,’ stands as a living testament to our national character of triumph. Like the Survivor Tree, we continue to stand tall and strong as one Nation. Try as they might, terrorists will never defeat our resilient American spirit.”
Amid all the current hardship, tragedy, rancor, and uncertainty, I hope we all can reflect on what we lost and what we gained on September 11th. The bravery of American patriots, the tragedy of loved ones perishing, the horrors that we witnessed and the miracles that followed. And I wish as well that this remembrance be together, as Americans, and not apart as partisans.
God bless the U.S.A.