In a somber memorial service on the White House lawn this morning, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid respects to those lost in the 9/11 attacks 16 years ago.
The Trumps were joined by Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Kellyanne Conway and James Mattis as the memorial service began with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. to coincide with the time the first World Trade Center tower was hit.
Melania wore a black jacquard Michael Kors coat dress. Its long sleeves, collar and belted waist allowed a professional yet feminine appeal, very appropriate for the occasion. The first lady finished her look with a simple pair of black Manolo Blahnik stiletto pumps. The pumps sunk into the White House lawn as she stood with her husband.
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Later in the morning, the president and Melania attended a memorial at the Pentagon, meeting survivors of the 9/11 attack on that location. President Trump spoke of the horrific attack 16 years ago and made a vow for the future: “The terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit, but America cannot be intimidated … Our values will endure, our people will thrive, our nation will prevail, and the memory of our loved ones will never, ever die.”
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