Tuesday, September 13, 2011

President Obama at Kennedy Center: America Does Not Give In to Fear

By Colleen Curtis

The Tenth Anniversary of September 11

Yesterday, to mark the 10th anniversary of September 11th, President Obama visited Shanksville, PA, the Pentagon and the National September 11 Memorial in New York. Here’s a photo gallery of the events.

Yesterday evening, President and First Lady Obama attended a “Concert for Hope” at the Kennedy center in DC where he spoke about how that terrible day changed us, as individuals and as a nation. But the President also talked about what has not changed in these past ten years:

These past 10 years have shown that America does not give in to fear. The rescue workers who rushed to the scene, the firefighters who charged up the stairs, the passengers who stormed the cockpit -- these patriots defined the very nature of courage. Over the years we’ve also seen a more quiet form of heroism -- in the ladder company that lost so many men and still suits up and saves lives every day, the businesses that have been rebuilt from nothing, the burn victim who has bounced back, the families who press on.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, along with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, pause at the North Memorial Pool of the National September 11 Memorial in New York, N.Y., on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. The North Memorial pool sits in the footprint of the north tower, formerly 1 World Trade Center. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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