Ten Years On, America Remembers The Victims Of 9/11 – VIDEO


Across the United States, people paused on Sunday to honor the memory of those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

New York

Thousands gathered at New York’s ground zero, site of the World Trade Center, and stood still in silence, some crying as they listened to the names of victims attacks read aloud.

From CNN:

“They were our neighbors, our friends, our husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, children and parents,” said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who, along with President Barack Obama, helped lead the commemoration on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

“We have asked their families to speak their names out loud, to remind each of us about the person we lost in New York, in Washington and in Pennsylvania. They each had a face, a story, a life cut short from under them.”

A moment of silence spread across New York City at 8:46 a.m. — the time when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Houses of worship tolled their bells.

The city observed another moment of silence at 9:03 a.m., when United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower, and again at 9:59 a.m., the time the South Tower collapsed; at 10:03 a.m., the time of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville; and at 10:28 a.m., the time the North Tower fell.

President Obama and former President Bush, along with their wives, both attended the ceremony and stood behind bullet-proof glass screens, a sharp reminder that the wound to America’s sense of security that was inflicted ten years ago has yet to heal.

Former President Bush read a letter sent by President Abraham Lincoln to a woman thought to have lost five sons in the Civil War. After President Obama had read Psalm 46 – “God is our refuge and strength,” those who lost loved ones in the attacks stepped forward to read names. In all, 2,753 people died on two airplanes and on the ground when the planes slammed into the World Trade Center towers, causing their collapse. That total does not include the 10 al Qaeda hijackers on board the planes.


In a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Obama travelled from Ground Zero to lay a wreath, thousands of people marked a moment of silence at 10:03a.m., the moment United flight 93 flew into the ground after 40 passengers and crew lost their battle to seize control of the plane from the hijackers.

Sorrow filled the speeches in Shanksville but also celebration, at times marked with jingoism, for the “extraordinary heroism” of the 40 passengers and crew who prevented the hijackers going on to attack the Capitol in Washington.

President Obama and the first lady laid a wreath at the Flight 93 memorial, prompting cheers of “USA,” from the crowd.


In Washington, mourners observed a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m. — the moment American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon and killed 184 people. This was followed by remarks from Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

Biden spoke on the nation’s efforts to combat al Qaeda in the wake of the attacks, referencing the May assassination of its leader Osama bin Laden.

From CNN:

“Those in this building that day knew what they were witnessing,” Biden said. “It was a declaration of war by stateless actors bent on changing our way of life, who believed these horrible acts, these horrible acts of terror directed against innocents could buckle our knees, could bend our will, could begin to break us and break our resolve. But they did not know us. Instead, that same American instinct that send all of you into the breach between the fourth and fifth corridors galvanized a new generation of patriots, the 9/11 generation.”

At the ceremony, troops placed wreaths at the Pentagon memorial. En route to the Pentagon ceremony, Biden stopped by a Washington fire station.

Later, President Obama placed a wreath of white flowers on a stand at the “date line” of the memorial outside the vast building. He then paused and bowed his head in a moment of silence before he and his wife went to greet and take pictures with victims’ family members.

Obama also spoke on Sunday night during the Concert for Hope at the John F. Kennedy Center.

The total number of dead in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania was 2,977 people, not including 19 hijackers.

You can watch video of the New York commemoration here:

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Christina B.
Christina B.4 years ago

No justice will be served for all those innocent victims (both in the US and Iraq / Afganistan) until the truth, the REAL, ACTUAL truth is told and those responsible pay dearly for the horror thay have inflicted to the world.

David L.
David Laing4 years ago

It's all at www.ae911truth.org.

stella bleu
stella bleu4 years ago

It was an inside job - that much we know.

Gloria W.
Gloria W.4 years ago


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Ameer T.
Ameer T.4 years ago

True this was a devastating event. I won't implicate some particular group responsible for it either. But once let us take a moment to consider something that may be bigger and better than all of us. Americans and peoples from all nationalities died on that fateful day, so the grief should rightly be shared by the entire world and the loss should be considered global, not just American. But even if someone did not lose a friend or relative in the 9/11 attacks, we are all connected through the bond of humanity. And therefore there is where my appeal lies.

America started a war in three countries as a direct consequence of the 9/11 attacks. in ten years How many people do you think were bombed, attacked, arrested, shot, harrassed, murdered, raped, orphaned, widowed, threatened, robbed and killed? i dont think a true figure would ever be reached. but it would be safe to say they were in the millions.

They couldn't all be terrorists. thats common sense. But what they were and are, are our brethren humans. They feel pain as much as you, they love their families as much as you, they love liberty as much as you, they are in a sense just like you.

How many of them would need to continue to die as a consequence of war? how many children should continue to wait for their father or mother to come back, or widows for their spouses.

America has set a bad precedant when it was in power. Would you like some super power of the future to come bomb your house & family to oblivi

Ameer T.
Ameer T.4 years ago

Sure Everyone is having fun now because the war is taking place elsewhere. some place far off from where the cries of children and widowed women, the shrieks of raped girls, the wimpers of kidnapped orphaned children to be sold as sex slaves in the meat markets of Europe and US and indeed the world dont reach your ears.

The bombs are raging on over some desert dwelling, barefoot, naked, illiterate, half civilised people. All the better if the war is far off and not near home. At least your family, loved ones & your children and pets are safe.

So who cares right? even if you lose a bit of sleep over it when you get down to thinking sometime, you are reminded that these muslims are a plague and a threat to everything good and civilised. If left unchecked they may bring the world back to the dark ages. they are barbaric and so they should be killed without remorse, without pity, without consequence. Or perhaps you may think that the world is over populated and this killing will set the clock back a bit.

But Powers have risen and fallen throughout history. America has risen now and seems it is set to fall already with the crises it has run itself into. Consider that another nation rises to power, maybe even muslims and they find similar reasons such as yours to come and bomb you back to oblivion and similarly be deaf, dumb and blind to the pleas and cries of your loved ones. Is that the future you want to see for your children? Coz thats the standard you have set.

Lilithe Magdalene

Michael C, you would get three green stars from me if the program would let me.

Lynn C.
Lynn C.4 years ago


Michael C.
Michael C.4 years ago

"Don't put white men in charge. Don't give (the Afghanis) a lot of money. Don't trust them. Iy would be like throwing money into a cesspool. All they need," he wrote, "is a little help and the Russians (Americans) will be sorry they ever went into that country."

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