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President Donald Trump on Wednesday recalled where he was on 9/11 when he learned about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
“In times of distress, the heart of the American patriot only grows stronger and more determined,” Trump said.
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He praised the American heroes aboard Flight 93, who fought back against the terrorists causing the plane to crash in a Pennsylvania field.
“Even in the midst of the attack the world witnessed the awesome power of American defiance,” he said.
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He honored the perseverance of the police officers, first responders, and firefighters who raced into the World Trade Center to help victims of the attacks.
The president recalled the heroism of Rick Rescorla, the security head for Morgan Stanley, who immediately helped evacuate employees the South Tower after the attack and went back in to help others when the tower collapsed. Trump said he would soon award Rescorla the Presidential Citizens Medal for his bravery.
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The president also saluted the heroes of the military who continued to fight terrorism.
“They have crossed seas, climbed mountains, trekked through deserts, and rushed into enemy compounds to face down the threat of radical Islamic terrorism,” he said.
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He recalled the nearly 7,000 servicemembers who have died in the war on terrorism and promised to continue fighting it at its source.
The president also warned the Taliban and other terrorists not to attack the United States in the future.
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“We do not seek conflict, but if anyone dares to strike our land, we will respond with the full measure of American power and the...
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