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Obama: U.S. safer, resilient on 9/11 anniversary

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:12 a.m. HST, Sep 11, 2012

WASHINGTON >> President Barack Obama says the U.S. 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 Sept. 11, 2001.

Aided by a Marine honor guard, Obama placed a white floral wreath on a metal stand above a concrete slab that said "Sept. 11, 2001 - 9:37 am." A moment of silence began at precisely 9:37 a.m.

In remarks at the Pentagon, Obama recalled a day "when grief crashed over us like an awful wave."

Later today, the president was to visit wounded soldiers and their families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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Kuniarr wrote:
That the US is safer today is because of the legacy of a much maligned president named George W. Bush in the creation of Homeland Security and the Patriot Act.
on September 11,2012 | 09:18AM
2Lolo wrote:
Let's hear Obama give praises to Bush. He'd be more likely to blame Bush for 911 or take all the credit for America's resiliency.
on September 11,2012 | 12:53PM
Kuokoa wrote:
Mr. Obama, please listen to the message on these two links below and maybe you will finally humble ourself and follow the Lord more closely. Mrhttp://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=tv_&page=NewsArticle&id=10494&security=1041&news_iv_ctrl=1526 http://www.sidroth.org/site/News2?abbr=tv_&page=NewsArticle&id=10494&security=1041&news_iv_ctrl=1526
on September 11,2012 | 10:21AM
2Lolo wrote:
Yes President Bush has done much to secure the USA. And he feared the Lord.
on September 11,2012 | 11:38AM
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