Family members of victims who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and 1993 World Trade Center bombing gather together this morning in remembrance. The National September 11 Memorial, marks the 13th anniversary of the morning when two planes struck the Twin Towers that left a trail of destruction.
Hundreds arrived in lower Manhattan wearing or carrying items with messages, photographs, and keepsakes of the victims. For some family members, there is nowhere else for them to go, this is their loved ones cemetery. Following a moment of silence, family members then began reading the names of each victim, a process that will continue until 12:30pm.
President Obama stood outside the Pentagon today and spoke to the nation. Here are some of his resounding statements:
"Thirteen years after small and hateful minds conspired to break us, America stands tall, and America stands proud..."
"And guided by the values that sustain us, we will only grow stronger."
"We carry on because as Americans we do not give in to fear. Ever."
Take a moment today….stop and remember. Thousands of people lost their lives on this day, 13 years ago. And many continue to be affected.