The nation was collectively sobered yesterday as we remembered the events of September 11th, 16 years ago. While it may have been a decade and a half, many of us we remember it like it was yesterday. The terrorist attack that launched us into a war is one that we won’t soon forget, and the President was no different. The entire White House paused to remember the events at precisely the time the first plane made impact.
Despite the incredible number of people who like to make disparaging comments about the President and his family, the first couple, as well as Ivanka and Jared Kushner, were there to show their dedication to the President and country. The President’s daughter and son-in-law’s team of advisors have been questioned and harassed for the aid they give the President, but they take it in stride. Ivanka’s obvious class and dignity is a trait that she shares with her step mother, and while she doesn’t get the same amount of attention, her outstanding decorum is obvious.
Daily Mail reported on Ivanka’s appearance at the memorial service:
“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.
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.
A fitting tribute: As well as Ivanka and Jared, the President and First Lady were joined by the likes of Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Nick Ayers, chief of staff to the vice president.
Ceremonial: 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”
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.
Ivanka and Jared’s attendance at the solemn service comes one day after they were seen out on a morning jog together in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
The attacks of September 11th are especially memorable to anyone who lived in New York, which the Trumps did at the time. Their city was destroyed and almost 3000 of their countrymen died as a result, not to mention the men and women in uniform that went to the Middle East to settle the score that was started on that day.
America has some problems that it needs to solve, but taking a look at the First Family we can see the kind of respect that every American should give one another moving forward. Despite the vicious attacks, Ivanka, Melania and the rest of the family are still showing respect and dignity toward those who are due it. That’s America the beautiful.