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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 - Honoring the Fallen
Honoring the Fallen
"They were family and friends, service members and first responders -- and the tragedy of their loss left pain that will never fade and scars our country will never forget."
President Barack Obama, Sept. 10, 2012
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Panetta Remembers 9/11 Victims, Praises Service Members

With flags flying at half-staff and under a cloudless blue sky hauntingly similar to the day America was attacked 11 years ago, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon and praised America’s service members. Story

Obama: Lives Lost on 9/11 Ushered in Stronger Nation

President Barack Obama, joined by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sfaff, said America is stronger than ever during a 9/11 remembrance service at the Pentagon Memorial. Story

Panetta, at Pentagon Memorial, Praises America’s Strength

The 9/11 victims at the Pentagon, the Twin Towers in Manhattan or in a Pennsylvania field will remain “heroes forever,” Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told a somber audience during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial. Story

Dempsey Memorializes a Hero Among Many

Thousands of heroes died during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, many while helping others in the chaos around them, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a remembrance service at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. Story

Winnefeld: Events of 9/11 Remain ‘Frozen In Time’

Eleven years later, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reminded 9/11 remembrance ceremony attendees gathered in the Pentagon’s center courtyard why the war against terrorism is “personal.” Story

Secretary Calls Flight 93 Memorial ‘Hallowed Ground’

On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta toured the Flight 93 National Memorial here and called the passengers and crew of the ill-fated plane American heroes. Story

President Proclaims Patriot Day, Day of Remembrance

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance. Story

Obama Honors 9/11 Victims, First Responders, Troops

In his weekly address, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attacks and honored the first responders and U.S. service members who have fought and sacrificed ever since to keep the United States safe. Story

Rasmussen Discusses Afghanistan, Syria, 9/11 Attacks

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed progress in Afghanistan, the brutal civil war in Syria and anniversary of the 9/11 attacks during his monthly news conference. Story

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