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9-11 anniversary marked by officials

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Washington, D.C. -- Officials at every level of government marked the 18th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on the United States.

At the White House, President Trump and the First Lady took part in a solemn memorial service followed by a visit to the Pentagon.

At the service, Trump said, "The First Lady and I are united with you in grief . . . We cannot erase the pain or reverse the evil of that dark and wretched day, but we offer you all that we have."

The Prince George's City Council released a statement saying, "As we commemorate the 18th Anniversary of these deadly attacks, we join with fellow citizens to remember each life sacrificed on 9/11; recommit to fighting terrorism and injustice; and embrace acts of service and volunteerism that strengthen the resolve of our nation and communities."

Congressional candidate Genevieve Morris said, "We also remember our first responders who risked their own health and safety to help others and who still to this day suffer the health issues stemming from exposure at the crash sites in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania."

A message from AmeriCorps reminded citizens that while 9/11 is Patriot Day, it is also a national day of service. "To be of service to one's country is an act of patriotism. Volunteering is woven into the fabric of our country, and it's no surprise that Americans responded to 9/11 by banding together to serve others."

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