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President Obama Leads White House in Moment of Silence

South Lawn event marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

 

 
 
 

NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press | | Wednesday, September 11, 2013


WASHINGTON (AP) — The site was pristine, the weather basically the same as on that fateful day a dozen years ago. But it was the searing memory of death and destruction that brought President Barack Obama to the White House grounds for a moment of silence and reflection, a dozen years after terrorists emblazoned this date indelibly in people's minds, hearts and calendars as "9/11."

Obama, joined by first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden and members of the White House staff, walked out to the South Lawn at 8:46 a.m., EDT. That was the moment on Sept. 11, 2001, when the first plane hit the World Trade Center tower in New York.

Obama and others assembled on the lawn and bowed their heads to observe a moment of silence, and then listened as a bugler played Taps.

The president will attend a Sept. 11 ceremony at the Pentagon later Wednesday morning. He also plans to mark the anniversary by participating in a volunteer project.

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