President Donald Trump honored victims of the September 11th terror attacks outside the Pentagon on Monday, marking the 16th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in US history and vowing to protect American citizens from “savage killers.”
The President addressed the nation from the site where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the military headquarters, killing 184 people and injuring hundreds more.
“Today our entire nation grieves with you and with every family of those 2,977 innocent souls who were murdered by terrorists 16 years ago,” Trump said. “Though we can never erase your pain, or bring back those you lost, we can honor their sacrifice by pledging our resolve to do whatever we must to keep our people safe.”
“We are making plain to these savage killers that there is no dark corner beyond our reach, no sanctuary beyond our grasp, and nowhere to hide anywhere on this very large Earth,” he added.
“America does not bend […] We do not waver and we will never, ever yield. So here at this memorial, with hearts both sad and determined, we honor every hero who keeps us safe and free, and we pledge to work together, to fight together, and to overcome together every enemy and obstacle that’s ever in our path,” said the President.
Watch President Trump’s address above.