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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a commemoration ceremony this morning at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, marking the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

“For the families with us on this anniversary, we know that not a single day goes by when you don’t think about the loved ones stolen from your life,” Trump said at the ceremony. “Today, our entire nation grieves with you and with every family of those 2,977 innocent souls who were murdered by terrorists 16 years ago.”

“On that day not only did the world change, but we all changed,” Trump said. “Our eyes were opened to the depths of the evil we faced, but in that hour of darkness we also came together with renewed purpose. Our differences never looked so small, our common bonds never felt so strong.”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford hosted the ceremony honoring the 184 people killed in the attack at the Pentagon.

The president also laid a wreath at the 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon.

Trump offered the nation’s prayers to the states in the path of Hurricane Irma and recovering from Hurricane Harvey

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