Sixteen years ago, Islamic terrorists killed 3,000 Americans in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., after flying airplanes into the World Trade Center, an open field in Shanksville, and the Pentagon.
9/11 ceremonies are taking place throughout the country today, and President Trump spoke at one of them in the nation’s capital.
The president was proudly introduced by Sec. of Defense James Mattis.
The president started his speech by recognizing the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
You can watch the 15-minute speech below.
Video of President Donald J. Trump on 9/11/17:
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