9-11 Message at Pentagon: Mr. President, Your Military Does Not Scare
“We never asked for this fight but we are steadfastly committed to seeing it through. We Americans are not made of cotton candy. We’re not seaweed drifting in the current. We are not intimidated by our enemies…Mr. President, your military does not scare.” Secretary of Defense James Mattis at the Pentagon on 9-11
The 9-11 message was given at the Pentagon. Secretary of Defense James Mattis gave opening remarks, then turned the podium over to the President.
President Trump honored the families of the 189 victims who died at the Pentagon, and thanked the military for their service.
“We’re ensuring that they [terrorists] never again have a safe haven to launch attacks against our country. We are making claim to these savage killers that there is no dark corner beyond our reach, no sanctuary beyond our grasp, and nowhere to hide–anywhere—on this very large earth…America does not bend. We do not waver. And we will never, ever yield.” President Donald Trump
Remembrance ceremonies were held across the country. The sad fact is that many young people are not aware of what happened the day that Islamic terrorists drove planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City and the Pentagon on 9-11-2001. The 4th plane was deliberately forced to crash by heroic passengers who had heard what happened in NYC and Washington DC – we will never know how many lives their sacrifice saved.
Time has passed, and political correctness has overtaken our country. For those of us who remember that day, we were shocked, but never broken, and filled with a resolve to take out the terrorists who did it. I watched TV with horror, as did our police officers and staff, then had to go back on duty with haunting images running through our minds. We were most certainly not made of “drifting seaweed” that day. We were angry…still are.
Time has passed on that as well, as the United States allowed jihadi networks to live within our borders in the name of that political correctness.
Do you feel sorry for the terrorists? Do you just want them to get jobs and be normal people? They never will. Theirs is an ideology of hate toward America and all people in the West. They want to conquer us, not negotiate with us.
Full video of the service in case you missed it.
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