President Donald Trump and Melania Trump on Monday held a moment of silence for those who lost their lives in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.
The ceremony took place on the South Lawn at the White House, as the president and first lady gathered with other members of his staff to pay tribute in Trump’s first 9/11 ceremony since taking office. (RELATED: Trump Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims And Warns Terrorists They Won’t Defeat America)
The first family then headed to the Pentagon for a remembrance ceremony and the laying of a wreath for the victims of the attack, alongside Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.
“The terrorist who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit,” Trump explained during the ceremony in Arlington, Virginia. “But America can not be intimidated and those who try will soon join the long list of vanquished enemies who dared to test our mettle.”
It has been 16 years since terrorists hijacked planes and killed nearly 3,000 people.