Obama pays tribute to 9/11 victims (video)

obama-administration-tributeIt’s been 8 years since the airline-hijacking terrorists attacked the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington. Today, September 11, the same day of the attack, U.S. President Barack Obama together with high-ranking members of his administration fanned out across the country to take part in the first official National Day of Service and Remembrance.

“Nearly 3,000 days have passed, almost one for each of those taken from us,” Obama said, making this pledge outside the Pentagon. “Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric attack and who plot against us still. . . . We will do everything in our power to keep our nation safe.”

“We pay tribute to the service of a new generation, young Americans raised in a time of peace and plenty, who saw their nation in a time of need and chose to serve,” Obama said.

Video: Obama Honors 9/11 Victims

[via LATimes]