This is a place to discuss the events that are taking place today as part of the 9-11 memorial services. Barack Obama and John McCain with appear together later in the day at Ground Zero in New York, President Bush is at the Pentagon. John McCain is at Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Sarah Palin is in Alaska at her son’s deployment ceremony. The comments are open for discussion.
September 11th memorial services are taking place at Ground Zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. All the sites that were attacked on September 11, 2001, the worst attack ever on American soil. The names of those who died in New York are being read at Ground Zero, the site where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were destroyed in the terrorist attacks. Interestingly, Mayor Bloomberg of New York wanted to shorten the service by eliminating the reading of the names.
Videos of the speeches from todays memorials will be added as they become available.
President Bush is speaking at the Pentagon. Dedication of the Pentagon Memorial. He says, ‘When the buildings fell, heroes rose’. He honors those who rose their hands and resolved to defend our great country. The terrorist pierced the walls of the building of the Pentagon, but they have not damaged our resolve. There has not been a terrorist attack on American soil since that day.
The benches representing the victims, in order of age chronology are being unveiled. The youngest was 3 years old, the oldest was 71 years old.
John McCain is speaking at Shanksville, Pennsylvania. He’s honoring the men and women on Flight 93 who fought the terrorists in an attempt to take back the plane. ‘Greater love hath no love than this; that he will lay down his life for his friends’. We are in awe of their acts of heroism as much as we are in debt to it.