Marking this year’s 9/11 anniversary, President Donald Trump has promised to defeat terrorism as the United States marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
At a ceremony at the Pentagon, President Donald Trump said: “the terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit but America cannot be intimidated, and those who try will soon join the list of vanquished enemies who dare to test our mettle.”
The terrorist had during the 9/11, 2001 attack hijacked four passenger jets and crashing them into the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon defence headquarters outside Washington in which about 3,000 people lost their lives.
President Trump recalled the grief and horror of the incident as remeberance is held in New York and Pennsylvania.
He said “on that day, not only did the world change but we all changed. Our eyes were opened to the depths of the evil we faced” as he also paid homage to the nearly 7,000 U.S. troops killed in the fight against terrorism over the past 16 years.
The U.S. president had earlier observed a moment of silence at the White House.