On July 29, 2019, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1327, an Act to permanently authorize the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
The White House report, that the President was joined by over 200 guests “directly impacted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including first responders, survivors, and family members of victims.”
The law provides permanent financial support for families who lost loved ones as a result of the September 11th attacks and pensions for those who are suffering from illnesses stemming from exposure to toxic debris in the aftermath of the attacks.
President Trump acknowledged the sacrifice of the police officers, firefighters, and other first responders…
“To every 9/11 hero, you poured out your heart, your sweat, your soul, and everything you had for your country. You ran toward the wreckage, into a ball of flames, like, frankly, nobody in this country had ever seen. You searched for survivors. You went back day after day and night after night to save lives and return the fallen to their families, to rebuild and recover, and to show the entire world that nothing will ever break America’s spirit.
Over the last two decades, you have endured hardship with amazing grace and incredible grit. Through it all, you care and you work, and you love, and you will always remember all of those great families. You lift up our communities and you remind us all what it means to stand united as ‘one nation under God.’
For your entire lives, you have gone far beyond your duty to us, and today we strive to fulfill our sacred duty to you.”
For the full transcript of President Trump’s speech, go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-signing-h-r-1327-act-permanently-authorize-september-11th-victim-compensation-fund/
Here’s the video recorded LIVE in the White House Rose Garden…