The President of the United States held a minute of silence in memory of those who died during the tragedy of September 11 , 2001, which shook not only America but the entire world, but also laid a wreath at the memorial to the victims of terrorist attacks at the Pentagon , in which the captured terrorists crashed airliners into the World Trade center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, laid the foundation for the global fight against the extremists , Al- Qaeda , which continues to this day.
Obama said the U.S. intends to have the strength to resist the continuing terrorist threats and to remain vigilant to protect themselves from possible future attacks. The use of force is sometimes necessary , declared the president , but the force alone is not a world to which we aspire , he said. In New York, the funeral ceremony was held at the place where the twin towers stood , now there is a memorial complex, ITAR -TASS reported. Choir of dozens of young men and women sang the U.S. national anthem – The Star- Spangled Banner , and the police of New York City officially launched the U.S. flag . At a ceremony attended by U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife and staff of the White House . Read the rest of this entry »