President Trump Addresses Faith Group On National Mall to Commemorate 20 Years After September 11, 2001 - AMAC - The Association of Mature American Citizens

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As the nation commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on Saturday, former president Donald J. Trump gave stirring
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remarks to a crowd gathered on the National Mall to observe the solemn occasion. In an address delivered on a video screen, the former president spoke to thousands of Americans congregated for a candlelit prayer ceremony hosted by Let Us Worship, a group founded last year in response to growing crackdowns on religious liberty.

"There could be no more fitting night for Americans to join hands and bow our heads in prayer than this evening," said Trump. "Two decades after nearly 3,000 Americans were murdered at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in western Pennsylvania, we honor the memory of every innocent soul killed in the September 11 attacks. We cherish their legacy, and we reaffirm our everlasting vow to never forget."

In his remarks, Trump thanked first responders, calling them "the very best of our nation," and contrasted the "terrible day" of the 9/11 attacks with "the infinite source of our hope"—referring to God and the power of faith. He recalled the story of the chaplain of a New York City fire station who, moments following the strike of the first hijacked plane into the World Trade Center—rushed to the site of the attack standing and praying as people fell to their deaths. Just minutes later, Fr. Mychael Judge met his own death.

As Trump recalled, the day before the attacks, Fr. Judge implored a group of firefighters to "do what God called you to do." He continued: "You have no idea what God is calling you to. But he needs you. He needs me. He needs all of us." Using the story of Fr. Judge, Trump entreated those gathered in prayer on the National Mall to look to faith as the only proper response to tragedy: "Tonight, Father Mike's words remind us that in the end, there is only one true answer to the…
Amac Newsline, Becky Davis, Bob Beirne, Bruce A Williams
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