By Mahita Gajanan
September 11, 2016

President Barack Obama remembered the victims of the 9/11 attack 15 years ago during a Pentagon ceremony on Sunday morning.

Invoking Scripture and quoting from the Book of Proverbs, Obama spoke at his last 9/11 memorial service as the U.S. president, telling Americans of the importance of diversity in the country.

“For we know that our diversity—our patchwork heritage—is not a weakness; it is still, and always will be, one of our greatest strengths,” he said. “This is the America that was attacked that September morning. This is the America that we must remain true to.”

Read his full remarks from the Pentagon memorial service:

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