Obama: US resilient on 9/11 anniversary

2012-09-11 17:11

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.

  • derek.bredenkamp.3 - 2012-09-11 20:33

    do their tears also fall for the hundreds and thousands who have been been slaughtered in revenge?

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-11 21:27

      This is going too far. The US was attacked by an organization called Al-Quaida in an act of war. It responded by fighting back. Al-Quaida operatives who lost their lives did so based on their own choice to be at war.

  • Gcodi Mahomed - 2012-09-12 08:00

    since no person or group has been charged with the september attacks,im convinced FRED that you are a crackhead!!!

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-09-12 08:11

      Tough to try dead people but the also currently putting on trial Khalid Sheik Mohammad and four other pieces of filth.

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