The United States fell silent today to remember the victims of the September 11 terror attack which took the lives of nearly 3,000 people in 2001, with Donald Trump making a rallying speech to the nation.
President Donald Trump with wife Melania joined the nation in a minute’s silence to mark the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks which killed nearly 3,000 people when hijackers flew commercial planes into the World Trade Center.
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner joined the President and First Lady for a moment of silence in honor of the victims of 9/11 on Monday morning.
The 35-year-old mother-of-three and her husband both stood at Donald Trump’s side as he and Melania lead the solemn minute-long memorial.
Wearing a demure green dress with a waterfall hem and lace detailing, Ivanka looked incredibly elegant as she stood alongside Jared, 36, and White House Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn, having left her home from the garage inside an SUV.
The first daughter wore a pair of dark glasses as she made her way outside, however she removed them before the memorial started.
Ivanka and Jared, who both serve as senior advisers to the President, were pictured chatting with Cohn ahead of the ceremony, even breaking into smiles at one point before Donald and Melania walked out to join them on the South Lawn.
But the smiles soon disappeared from their faces as they prepared to pay their respects to the thousands of people who perished during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
At 8:46 am, the time of the first plane attack, the President and First Lady solemnly hung their heads as church bells tolled in the distance, with the rest of the White House staff following their lead.
The first couple raised their gaze a minute later and the President unclasped his hands, signaling a trumpeter to begin performing military taps.
Both Trumps brought their hands to their hearts in a sign of respect for the 2,977 victims of the coordinated terror attacks, with the group of people behind them quickly following suit.
When the short ceremony was over, the first couple turned around and walked back inside the White House, hand in hand.
The President and First Lady then made their way to the Pentagon for a formal 9/11 remembrance ceremony, where they were once again joined by Ivanka.
American Airlines Flight 77, en route from Dulles, Virginia, to Los Angeles, California, hit the Pentagon at 9:37 am on Sept. 11, killing 184 people.
President Trump is a native of New York and was in Manhattan on the day that plane-hijacking terrorists brought down the World Trade Center’s iconic Twin Towers.