President Trump Speaks at Pentagon 911 Remembrance Ceremony CSPAN September 11, 2017 9:15am-10:31am EDT
staggering, high percentage, it will get worse into the future we have not talked about climate change, looking at the coast in florida. elevation is low, sea level is rising, that is one thing scientists agree on, skeptics age sea level is rising. when sea level rises, you get increasestorm surge penetration inland. the numbers are going up, not down, unfortately in the future. tim frazier with georgetown university have to stop there because we're going to the pentagon now to observe activities because of 9/eleven11. we go to t pentagon. >> unid states navy. [bell] >> rodney dickens. lieutenantolonel jerry d dickerson, united stes arm eddie a. llard.
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oh say can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hled, at the twilight's last gleaming. whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, o'er the ramp arts we watche were so gallantly streaming and t rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. oh say does at star-spangled banner yet wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the united states air force chief of chaplains, major general costin. >> let us pray together. heavenly father, we bow our head this morning withur feet fixed on sacred soil, consecrated on september 11, 2001 by 184 innocents who perished in an instanut who legacies will never die. whereas moses was commanded on ly ground to rescue his countrymen from their oppssors our generation was commissioned from a burning buildinon this site to do the same. for the nearly 3000 who lost their liveshat y, we
remember for family members who deal with their loss to this day, we pray. fofirst responders whhelped others live to see another day, we rejoice the. for those who witness this sho heard around the world and suited up for combat to seize the day, we thank you on this patriot day. thanyou foriving our freedom fighters enough grace to stand rm, enoughrit to stand tall and enough guts to stand up to anyone gullible enough tossume america woulever stand down. standing here in the shadow of their sacrifices, transform the raw emotion of this ceremy into righteous action worthy of their service. the scriptes tell us one day we'll turn our swords into plow shares and lead from the dictiories once and for all. until peace persists, lordelp us demonstrate d diligence in
quantity of vigil and quality of vigilance in keeping bad guys on the run. when complacancy creeps, in, give us to succeed, when differences divide unit us in common cause and when doubt appears, fill us with the faith to know that this cause liberty, is clearly worth the cost. in closing, lord, we pause now for a moment of silent reflection. >> in your holy name we pray amen. >> ladies and gentlemen, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general joseph dunford,
jr. >> mr. president mrs. trump, secretary mattis, member of the cabinet, distinguished guests, and most importany, to the mily and friends of theallen and those gathered here who survived the attack on the pentagon, good morning. it is an honor to join you as we reflect on those who lost their lives on september 11, 2001. this ceremony, we're mindful of the 184 who died here in the halls of the pentagon and aboard flight 77. 16 years ago, when terrorists attacked the pentagon, the world trade center and they attempted other attacks in washington, d.c. ty did so with sse of puose. they were attacking symbols that reflect our way of life and our values. terrorists believe these attacks would shak our commitment to those values. as president bush said hours after the attacks, the terrorists thought they could frighten us into chaos and retreat. but they were wrong. instead of retreat,he traj
edgy of 9/11 produced unyielding resolve, instead of hopelessness, mourning turned intoction and strengthened our mmitment to thedea freedom of many should never be endangered by hatred ofew. this morning, as we recall the events of 9/11, it is appropriate for those of us still serving to remember and honor those who died, those who continue suffering from injuries d those left behind. we truly want to honor those remembered today, each of us will walaw from this ceremony with a renewed sense of coitment to our values and the cause of freedom. each of us will wa away from this simple ceremony reminded the r inoover and further sacrifice wille required. in each of us will walk away with resolve to strengthen our personal commitment to protect our family, friends and fellow citizens from another 9/11. it is now mrilege to
introduce someone who spent his life demonstrating personal commitment to protecting our values and our way of life, our secretary of defense the honoble honorable james mattis. >> thank you, joseph. >> thank you general dunford. mr. president, mrs. trump our first lady fellow secretaries of the president's cabinet, distinguished guest, first responders, ladies and gentlemen, special heart-felt welce to t 306 family members gathered to rememr their loved ones lost 16 years ago today. we are here to honor those 2977 lives claimed by e brutal attacks of september 11, 2001. men and women who we that day never anticipating an attack on their place of work against this country.
innocence who hailed from 90 nations and all walks of life attacker perpetratin murder that fateful day. heisms mpassion were boundless on 9/11, patriots from all bacrounds and all walks of life responded with speed, with courage and with compassion. in the aftermath of the attack our service members, our naon rallied together as one, for while we had never asked for this fight we e steadfastly committed to seeing it through as president tru has made abundantly clear w. no more temperizing, as our example of leadership, gal vannizes other tions to stand united again this thrt to allumankind. maniacs disguised in false religious garb thought by hurting us, they could scare that yous day, but we american are not made of cotton candy,e
are not seaweed drifting in the current, we are not intimidated by our enemies and mr. president, your military does not sce. our nation's troops today are worth thsuccessors of revolutionary army at valley forge, worthy successors of valient sailors at midway and marines at iwojima. men and women of your armed forces, america, hing signed a ank check to the protection of the american people and to the defense of our constitution, a check payable with their very lis, your military stand ready and confident to defend this country, this experime in democracy. we will continue doing so using all means necessary and as long as necessary. so today wremember the loss of so many in new york city, in
a somber field in pennsylvania and here in this very building behind me and many bates since and some of those battles are still raging. as former secretary of defense rumsfeld observed on 9/11 every year we again are mindful and resolute that their deaths, like their lives, shall have meaning and that is in how we carr forward our responsibility to protect america. to the families of those who perished, the loss you have endured drives us in our mission today and everyday. and it is in that spirit ladies and gentlemen, that it is my honor to introduce our commander in chief, the president of the united states, donald trump. [applause]
pres. trump: thank you very much ladies and gelemen. i want to thank you secretary mattis general dunford members of the cabinet members of the armed force first responders and most importantly to the families and to the survivors, it is an honor to join you on this very, very solemn location. this is an occasion that is extraordinary and it will always be extraordinary. before we begin, i would like to send our nation's prayers to everyone in the pathf hurricane irma and everyone suffering through the devastation of hurricane harvey. these are storms of catastrophic severity and we're the full sources of the federal government to help our fellow americans in florida, alabama
georgia, texas, louisna teessee and all of those wonderful aces and states in harm's way. en americans are in need americans pull togetr and we are one country and when we face hardip, we emerge closer strong andore determined th ever. wee gathered here today to remember a morning that started very much like this one, parents dropped oftheir children at school travelers sto in line at airports and gettingeady to board flights. here at the pentagon, and at offices across the country, people began their early meetings. then our whole wor changed. america was under attack. first at the world trade center, en here at the pentagon, and
then i pennsylvania. the horror ananguish of that dark day were seared into our natial memory forever. it was the worst attack on our country since pearl harbor and even worse because this was an attack on civilians. innocent men, women and children whose lives were taken soeedlessly. for the families withs this anniversary, we know that not a single day goes by, when you don't think about the loved ones stol fm your life. today our entire nation grieves with you and with every family of those 2977 innocent souls murdered by terrorists 16 years ago. each family here today
represents a son or daughter, a sister or brother, a mother or father, who was taken from you on thaterrible, terrible day. but no force on earth can ever take away your memories, diminish your love or break your will to endure and carry on and go forward. we can never eraseour pain or bring bahose you lost, we can honor their sacrifice by pledging our resolve to do whatever we must to keep our people safe. [applaus prestrump: on that day, not only did the wor change, but we all changed. our eyes were opened to the depths of the evil we face.
put in that hour of darkness, we also came together with renewed purpose. our differences never looked so small, our common bds never felt so strong. the sacrifice grounds on which we stand today are a monument to our national unity and t our strength. more than seven decades, the pentagon has stood as a global symbol of american might, not only because of th gat power it contained within these walls but because of the incredible character of t people who fill them. they secure our freedom, they defend our flag and they pport our courageous troops around the world, among the 184 brave
americans who perished on tse grounds were young enlisted rvice members dedicated civil servants who had workedere for decades and veterans who served our nation in korea in vietnam and ithe middle east. all of them loved this country and pledged their very lives to protect it that september morning, each of those brave americans died as they had lid, as heroes,oing their duty and protecting us and our country. we mourn them, we honor themnd we pledge to ver ever forget them. pplause] pres. trump: we also remember and cherish the lives of the beloved americans who boarded
flight 77 that morning. every one of them had a fily, story and beautiful dreams. each of them had people they loved and who loved them back. and they a left behind a deep emptins that their warmth and grace once filled so fully and so beautifully. the living breathing soul america wept with grief for every life taken onhat day. we shed our tears in their memory pledged our devotionn their honor and turned our sorr into an unstoppable resolve to achie justice in their name. terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken o spirit but america cannot be intimidated and those who try will soon join
the long list of vanquished enemies who dear to test our metal. in the years after september eleventh, re than five million young men and women have joined the ranksf r great military to defend our country against barbaric forces of evil and destruction. americ forces are relentlessly pursuing and destroying the enemies all civilized people ensuring and the are horrible, horrible enemies enemies like we've never seen before, but we're ensuring that they never again have safe haven to launch attacks agast our country. we are making plain to these savage killers that there is no
dark corner beyonour reach no sanctuarbeyond our grasp and nowhere to hide anywhere on this very lar earth. since 9/11, nearly 7000 service members have give their lives fighting terrorists around the globe. some of em rest just beyond this fence, in the shrine to our nation's heroes,n the grounds of arlingn national cemetery. at a came from all background all races, all faiths, but they were all there to dedicate their lives and they defend our one grea american flag. [applause] pres. trump: they and every person who puts on the uniform
has the lovend gratitude of our entireation. today as we stand on this hallowed ground, we're reminded of the timeless truth that when america is united, no force on earth can break us apart no forc on the morning of 9/11 pentagon police officer isaac hoopl, and a special person, was one of e many heroes whose love for his fellow americans knew no bounds. he was a mile away when he got the call over his radio that a plane had crashed into the pentagon. he sped to the scene and raced intomoke and fire, few people would have done it. heucked under live electrical
wires and tru dged through puddles of jet fuel, steps away from sparks and from vicious flame. in the pitch black he began calling out people in need of help. isaac heard faint voices and he wanted to answer those fai voices. one by one, he carried people t of the burning rubble, he kept going back into the smoldering darkness, calling out to anyonwho could hear, anyone wh was alive, he saved as many 20 people, who had followed his voice. he carried eight himself. for nearly6 hours, isaac kept on saving lives serving our
nation and protecting our safety in our honor and our hour of need. and today isaac continues to do exactly that, isaac still works at the peagon, now as a sergeant. he's on duty right now and he's joined us here today for the ceremony. this morning all of us and all of america thank isaac for his service. where is isaac? [applause] pres. trump: thank you. to everyirst responder and the
legacy of the friends you lost, you keep alive the memory of those who a perished and you make america proud. very, very proud to. the family members with us today, i know that it's with a pained and heavy heart that you come back to this place b by doinso and by choosing to persevere through the grief a the sorrow you honorour hero. you renew our courage and you strengthen all of us. you really do. you strengthen all of us. here on the west side of the pentagon terrorists tried to break our resolve. it's not going to happenut where they ft a marc with fire and rubble americans finally
raise the stars and stripes are beautiful flag that for more than two centuries has graced our ships and flown in our skies and led our bra heros to victory after victory in battle. cherish our values and protect our way of life the flag that reminds us of who we are, wh we stand grand why we fight. woven in is the story of our resolve. we have overcome every single challenge. everyo of them. we've tumphed over every evil and rein united as one nation under god. america does not bend. we do not waiv. we will never ever yield so here
at this memorial with heas both sad and determined we honor every hero that keeps us safe d free and we pledge to wk together. fighting to anover coming to every enemynd obstacle that's ever in our path. our values will endure. our people will thrive. our nation will prevail and the memory oour loved ones will never ever die thank you and may god bless you. may god forever bless the great united stateof arica. thank you very much. thank you. thank you.
>> pennsylvania is where united airlines flight 93 crash on 9/11. passengers are believed try to oveake hijacks. a commemoration ceremony underway now for the 40 passengers and crew that died that day. vice president mike pence one of the speakers ang with interior seety on your screen. >> public lands and national pas and man meants and national memorials such as this e. please wcome the united stes secretary of the interior ryan sinki sinki. >> thanks mike. at a butiful day as it was that fateful