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The United States reflects 16 years after 9/11

by Evan Wilt
Posted 9/11/17, 11:49 am

President Donald Trump commemorated the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks Monday at the Pentagon. “The terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit,” the president said. “But America cannot be intimidated, and those who try will soon join the list of vanquished enemies who dared to test our mettle.” The Trump administration held a moment of silence Monday morning outside the White House to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis introduced Trump at the Pentagon, where one of four hijacked planes crashed 16 years ago Monday. “We Americans are not made of cotton candy, we are not seaweed drifting in the current, we are not intimidated by our enemies,” Mattis said. Trump dispatched Vice President Mike Pence to speak at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. More than a 1,000 people gathered in New York City for a moment of silence for the nearly 3,000 who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.


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Evan Wilt

Evan is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Washington, D.C.

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  • VIRGINIA TEAGUE
    Posted: Mon, 09/11/2017 04:04 pm

    I woke up this morning and I said "Today's gonna be the best day ever!" but i looked at my clock, and it said 9/11/17, and I thought, '16 years ago, many people said the same thing, and it ended up being the opposite.' And I was quiet after that.

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