Obama: US resilient on 9/11 anniversary

2012-09-11 17:11

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Washington - President Barack Obama says the US is safer and its people resilient on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Obama and first lady Michelle Obama laid a wreath at the Pentagon, one of several official observances marking the suicide hijackings that killed nearly 3 000 people on September 11, 2001.

Aided by a Marine honour guard, Obama placed a white floral wreath on a metal stand above a concrete slab that said "September 11, 2001 - 9:37 am." A moment of silence began at precisely 09:37.

In remarks at the Pentagon, Obama recalled a day "when grief crashed over us like an awful wave".

Later Tuesday, the president was to visit wounded soldiers and their families at s US Army medical centre.

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