PM pays tribute to 9/11 victims, pledges to defend ‘fragile’ freedoms

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged to continue fighting for peace and defending “fragile” freedoms on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.

In a speech commemorating the attack, Mr Morrison paid tribute to the 2,977 victims and reflected how the tragedy brought about the very worst and best of humanity.

“It was a time when we saw the very worst, but importantly, the very best of humanity,” he said.

“Amid the devastation, we saw acts of love, of great bravery, and sacrifice.

“September 11 reminds us that we can never take our peace, our freedom and our way of life for granted … September 11 reminded us all that freedom is always fragile.”