President Trump gave his first speech during a commemoration ceremony for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. The unfortunate 9/11 attack is considered the worst siege on the U.S. territory by a terrorist group. The president delivered a defiant message for those enemies who will attempt to harm the country again.

Amidst the disasters brought by the recent two hurricanes, the president took the time out to give honor to whom it is due. Trump released a strong vow to never forget the sacrifices of the deceased and the living heroes of the 9/11 attack.

Ceremony participants

Yesterday marked the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror and many are still expressing their sympathy. The president, along with his first lady Melania Trump, attended the ceremony at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial.

Trump’s speech at the momentous ceremony was his very first message delivered as the president of the nation. He gave tribute to the 184 people who were killed in the terrorist attack at the then Pentagon towers. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford was the Master of Ceremonies of the event.

Highlights of the ceremony

The program included a Moment Of Silence, which was set at 8:46 a.m., the same time the first plane, the American Airlines Flight 77, hit the side of the Pentagon on that unfortunate day.

President Trump led this moment of silence.

In his speech, the president also included a sympathy message for the victims of the two disasters, Hurricane Harvey and Irma. He vouched for the people for being united in facing such catastrophic severity, and encouraged them to “emerge stronger.”

Furthermore, he also mentioned a significant vow to encourage the nation.

Trump said that the way to honor the heroism of the 9/11 victims is by committing to do everything to ensure the safety of the people.

The head of state also had a message for the terrorists. He said that whoever will attempt to attack America again will immediately be included in the “list of vanquished enemies” of the nation.

Meanwhile, Trump has already proclaimed Sept. 11 as “Patriot Day” last week. In a statement, he said “We rededicate ourselves to the ideals that define our country and unite us as one, as we commemorate all the heroes who lost their lives saving others,” ABC news has noted.

On Friday, September 8, Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert told the press at the White House that a comprehensive image of the terrorist threat environment will be given to the commander-in-chief. The latter will also get a photo of the counter measures of the organization.

The security adviser also mentioned that the custom of holding a meeting on the terrorist environment every Sept. 11 will continue. Trump is pushing this custom that was established by former president George W. Bush, which was also implemented by former president Barack Obama last year.