Former President George W. Bush on Wednesday laid a wreath on the 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon.
Bush, who was president during the attacks, placed the wreath at the site where Flight 77 hit the Pentagon, killing 184 people.
The former president was joined by Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperMilley and China — what the Senate really needs to know Biden, Trump battle over who's to blame for Afghanistan Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief defends Milley after Trump book criticism | Addresses critical race theory | Top general says Taliban has 'strategic momentum' in war MORE and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as taps was played. Bush then shook hands and talked with family members and first responders.
"Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America," Bush said in a post on Facebook.
Earlier on Wednesday President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE commemorated the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that killed thousands of people and cautioned the Taliban.
“If for any reason they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are and use power the likes of which the United States has never used before — and I’m not talking about nuclear power — they will never have seen anything like what will happen to them,” Trump said.