President Trump dumps Obama’s “Day of Service” insult to the 9/11 Anniversary

Most Americans were rightly outraged when Barack Hussein Obama made a cynical and coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11th Islamic terrorist attacks from the American psyche, in order to convert the 9/11 Anniversary into a ‘Day of Service’ – a leftist celebration of statist idolatry. What many don’t know is that Obama also ordered State Department personnel to pray with Muslims on what he later dubbed his 9/11 ‘Interfaith’ Day of Service. You can be sure that will never happen under this administration.

Free Beacon  Thankfully, those idiotic policies and now in the dustbin of history. In observance of the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, President Donald Trump has declared Friday through Sunday of this week to be “Days of Prayer and Remembrance,” and Monday to be “Patriot Day.”

And unlike in the previous administration, the President and First Lady won’t be disrespecting the 3,000 dead and their survivors, as well as the many first responders who died in the years following the attacks, by spending the 9/11 Anniversary in the soup kitchen of school renamed the ‘Barack and Michelle Obama Academy.’

“During National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, our Nation recalls the nearly 3,000 innocent people murdered on September 11, 2001. As we reflect on our sorrow and our grief, we come together to pray for those who lost loved ones,” Trump said. “As a Nation, we pray that the love of God and the comfort of knowing that those who perished are forever remembered brings them peace and gives them courage.”

In Trump’s declaration that Friday through Sunday be dedicated to prayer and remembrance of those who died in the attacks, the president referred to the “Survivor Tree” at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.

“Today, a single tree stands near the base of what was once the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, having survived that fateful day 16 years ago,” the statement said. “This tree, the ‘Survivor Tree,’ stands as a living testament to our national character of triumph. Like the Survivor Tree, we continue to stand tall and strong as one Nation. Try as they might, terrorists will never defeat our resilient American spirit.”

Just as the steel beam cross found in the rubble of 9/11 became a symbol of hope during darkest days following the September 11th attacks, a day of prayer and remembrance is what 9/11 should always be. The cross is now part of the 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero.

Monday, Sept. 11, in accordance with a 2001 law, will be Patriot Day in tribute to those who died in the attacks, and also to first responders and members of the American armed forces.