The following article, Trump Delivers Moving Speech Honoring The ‘Extraordinary Sacrifice’ Of Americans Who Lost Their Lives On 9/11, was first published on Flag And Cross.
President Trump paid “tribute to the sacrifice” of close to 3,000 Americans who lost their lives during the horrific terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, along with honoring the “extraordinary sacrifice” of all the first responders who risked everything to try and save as many lives as possible.
The somber ceremony was held in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the president gave his address which focused on calling our country to be unified and was then dedicated to the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 who died that day, saying “nothing could have prepared them for that dreadful morning.”
via Fox News:
The president said the passengers “did not hesitate” and “did not waver,” saying the “40 towering patriots took charge and changed the course of history forever.”
“To the family members of Flight 93: Today every heartbeat in America is wedded to yours. Your pain and anguish is the shared grief of our whole nation,” the president said. “The memory of your treasured loved ones will inspire America for all time to come.”
He added: “The heroes of Flight 93 are an everlasting reminder that no matter the danger, no matter the threat, no matter the odds, America will always rise up, stand tall, and fight back.”
The 40 individuals who were part of Flight 93 are believed to have stopped another large attack on a different target outside of New York after deciding to fight back against their attackers who hijacked the plane. The field where the plane inevitably crashed is located in Shanksville and is only a 20 minute flight away from the nation’s capitol.
“Every passenger and crew member on that plane had a life filled with love and joy, friends and family, radiant hopes and limitless dreams,” Trump said in his address. “When the plane was hijacked, they called their families and learned that America was under attack. Now, they faced the most fateful moment of their lives.”
“Through the heartache and tears, they prayed to God, they placed their last calls home, they whispered the immortal words, ‘I love you,’” he continued. “Today, those words ring out across these sacred grounds and they shine down on us from heaven above.”
“When terrorists raced to destroy the seat of our democracy, the 40 of Flight 93 did the most American things: They took a vote, and then they acted,” the president stated. “Together, they charged the cockpit, they confronted pure evil, and in their last act on this earth, they saved our capital.”
President Trump went on to say that these 40 individuals “died as heroes” and that “their momentous deeds will outlive us all.”
Great way to honor those who gave their lives to protect folks from suffering an even worse fate. Who knows how many thousands more would have died if not for the bravery of these individuals.