We will never forget.
President Trump paid respect to the passengers and crew on Flight 93 who lost their lives tragically on September 11, 2001, when it crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Trump is quoted saying “Nineteen years ago, on this day, at this hour, on this field, 40 brave men and women triumphed over terror and gave their lives in defense of our nation,”.
Trump then went on to say how the passengers did the most American thing they took a vote before they stormed the cockpit.
The passengers and crew on flight 93 are true heroes who saved countless lives and defended our country’s Capitol.
"Today, every heartbeat in America is wedded to yours."
— ABC News (@ABC) September 11, 2020
At the Flight 93 Memorial, Donald Trump told families of those killed on 9/11, “To every 9/11 member all across this nation, the First Lady and I come to this hallowed ground, deeply aware that we cannot fill the void in your heart” but “we can help to shoulder your burden.” pic.twitter.com/Q7pc9rsM5I
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) September 11, 2020
"While we cannot erase your pain, we can help to shoulder your burden." President Trump delivers remarks at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to mark the 19th anniversary of 9/11 https://t.co/4ZcfriFCtA pic.twitter.com/9mkcY4zFEy
— CNN (@CNN) September 11, 2020
Our friends over at Fox News reported this about Trump’s visit to the Flight 93 memorial:
President Trump paid “tribute to the sacrifice” of nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives on September 11 and honored the “extraordinary sacrifice” of first responders on that fateful day 19 years ago.
During a solemn ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., the president delivered an address focused on unity and dedicated to the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 who lost their lives 19 years ago, saying “nothing could have prepared them for that dreadful morning.”
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.”
The 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 are believed to have prevented a larger attack by fighting back against the terrorists who hijacked the plane. The field in Shanksville, where the plane crashed, is just a 20-minute flight from the U.S. Capitol.
Now @realDonaldTrump on stage. Talks about how in the face of terror that would destroy our democracy, the passengers of flight 93 did the most democratic thing possible…they took a vote and decided to storm the cockpit. pic.twitter.com/5uRuFpkAfw
— Crispin Havener (@CrispinHavener) September 11, 2020
— GOP (@GOP) September 11, 2020
“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.” – @realDonaldTrumphttps://t.co/YV0zLUqTaK
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 11, 2020
CNN had these remarks:
President Donald Trump paid tribute to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks at a ceremony at the site of the United Flight 93 plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.In a solemn speech on the 19th anniversary of 9/11, Trump paid tribute to the 40 passengers and crew who died on Flight 93 as well as the rest of the nearly 3,000 people who died during the attacks.“To every 9/11 member all across this nation, the first lady and I come to this hallowed ground, deeply aware that we cannot fill the void in your heart, or erase the terrible sorrow of this day, the agony renewed, the nightmare relived, the wounds reopened, the last treasured words played over and over again in your minds,” Trump told the audience. “But while we cannot erase your pain, we can help to shoulder your burden.”