In a 9/11 tweet, First Lady Melania Trump offered a somber tribute to the lives lost on September 11, 2001.
“Today, we pause to remember those lost on #September11,” she tweeted. “The heroes, the innocent, the brave & the families whose lives were forever changed 19 years ago today. Let’s reflect upon this moment in our history & #NeverForget those taken from us too soon.”
A day of 9/11 memorials
The First Lady spent the day with President Trump at a memorial ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field on that fateful day.
According to the Daily Mail, the Trumps quietly listened as the name of each person who died was read out while a bell tolled after each name. Then, with bagpiper Marissa Yee playing “Amazing Grace,” they laid a wreath in memory of the people who died there.
Furthermore, the Trumps observed a moment of silence on Air Force One to remember the moment the first plane hit the North Tower.
The ceremony ran for roughly an hour. The First Lady was decked out in an all-black ensemble to commemorate the occasion.
Social Media Reacts to Melania Trump
Reactions to the Trumps’ 9/11 remembrances were mixed. The First Lady’s tweet received 19,500 retweets and 809 quote tweets on Twitter. However, critics replied to the tweet with harsh words for her and President Trump.
Some people also pointed out the lives lost to coronavirus, which they blamed on the Trump administration. Others responded with praise, such as “You are an amazing person” and “Well said First Lady.”
The First Lady later moved on to post photos of the ceremony at Shanksville, tweeting, “Today we paused at @Flight93NPS to honor the passengers & crew of #Flight93 & those senselessly taken from us in New York & the Pentagon. On #September11 and every day, let’s remember the innocent lost, pray for their families & #NeverForget.”