September 11 Attacks
September 11, 2011 by staff
September 11 Attacks, President Barack Obama joined thousands on Sunday at the World Trade Center in New York to honor the dead and reflect on the decade since terrorists toppled the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon in Washington and crashed a plane in Pennsylvania.
Obama joined his predecessor, George W. Bush, since they and their wives in their hands, while over a wall engraved with the names of those who died in the middle where was the September 11, 2001. The four waterfalls of the monument looked solemnly, and then shook hands and exchanged hugs with a group of family members and elected officials amid a heavy police presence.
After a moment of silence, Obama read passages from the Bible. Then the families of the victims began to read the names that were carved in stone in the reflecting pools. Bush read a letter written by Abraham Lincoln, a mother whose five sons were killed in battle, after pausing a second.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: “Ten years have passed since a perfect blue sky morning became the blackest of nights. Since then, we lived under the sun and shade.
“And though we can never unseen what happened here, we can also see that children who lost their parents have become young adults, the grandchildren were born, and good works and public services have taken hold in honor those who loved and lost. ”
Obama and Bush are among the eight current or former elected officials to give readings at the ceremony, which began at 8:35 am
Obama, the first president to attend the annual ceremony, gave the green light earlier this year by the military mission that killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the deadliest attack against foreigners on American soil.
The 10th anniversary marks the official opening of the National September 11 Memorial, two lakes that are placed within the footprints of the Twin Towers and the bronze panels according to the names of the dead are inscribed.
9.11 A museum is scheduled to open at the World Trade Center in September. The ceremony came three days after U.S. authorities said it had received credible information that al-Qaida militants could be trying to car bombs or truck in New York and Washington, a plan to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the attacks. New York police have tightened security around the city and the mayor urged New Yorkers to go about their lives without fear and without flinching.
Meanwhile, Muslim clerics, Jews and Christians embarked on a tour of 18 cities in the United States to combat religious intolerance that has grown after 9 / 11.
That will present messages about religious diversity and pluralism thousands – of clergy and legislators, ordinary citizens – participating in interfaith dialogue and share their views of the most important lessons of 9 / 11, a press release.
The tour is led by founder and president of the Clergy across borders, Imam Yahya Hendi, who is also the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University and member of the Islamic Jurisprudence Council of North America, Rabbi Gerald Serotta, Executive Director Clergy across borders and founding President of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America, Rev. Dr. Adam Bunnell, a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest who currently serves as Special Assistant for International Relations and inter-President of the University Bellarmine, and the Rev. Steve Martin, Executive Director, Director of the New Evangelical Alliance for the common good.
In Virginia, Vice President Joseph Biden told the families of the 184 men, women and children who died at the Pentagon a decade ago that “I know what it is to receive the call out of nowhere when the dearest thing in his life has gone. “He was referring to the call he received when his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident decades ago.
Biden presided over the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of service horrible morning when a Boeing 757 American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the headquarters of the seemingly impregnable of the most powerful military in the world.
Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, who introduced Mr. Biden at the ceremony, told the crowd that “no words can ease the pain is still felt.”
He said the country would never forget the human cost paid by this generation – including more than 6,200 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines lost in the line of duty – from 9 / 11.
In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, thousands of people gathered for the solemn commemoration in a field where United Airlines Flight 93, flying through the air at over 575 mph, crashed on September 11, 2001 at 10:03 a.m.
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