By Jesse Wood
Sept. 11, 2013. Today, flags are flying half-staff on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
This morning President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and their wives along with White House staff stood on the South Lawn of the White House at 8:46 a.m., which was the time of the first airplane that struck the World Trade Center. The following is from a blog on the official White House website:
“Later today, the President will participate in service projects to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Find out how you can get involved in a service project here.”
Also, see this Huffington Post article about other commemorations on this day.
Meadows Remembers September 11th
U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11) released the following statement today on the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
“On this 12th anniversary of September 11th, 2001, we remember those who lost their lives in such a horrific attack on our nation,” Meadows said. “Our first responders deserve our deepest gratitude for their bravery and selflessness. We recognize that terrorism will not shake our resolve, and we know God is faithful to renew our strength.
“As we reflect on that day, we also remember the four Americans who lost their lives in last year’s terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. We cannot rest until we have answers for the American people and justice for those who paid with their lives.
“Today, as we were 12 years ago, we are united as Americans. We will never forget.”
Hagan Statement on the 12th Anniversary of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan released the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
“Today we remember and honor the thousands of innocent Americans and heroic first responders who lost their lives twelve years ago. The stories of bravery that emerged that day – including that of Greensboro resident Sandy Bradshaw, a flight attendant on United Flight 93 who stormed the cockpit – gave us hope and reminded us that we as a nation would overcome this tragedy together.
“Since that day, our brave servicemembers, many of whom call North Carolina home, have sacrificed to fight terrorism around the world and protect our great country. On this day of national mourning, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost a loved one after these senseless acts of terror and the brave men and women around the world who are working to keep America safe.”