Obama: Vigilance is necessary
United States President Barack Obama pauses with a wreath before remembrance ceremonies for 9/11 victims at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial in Washington. Washington - President Barack Obama observed a moment of silence and laid a wreath on Wednesday to remember the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2001 - events that still weigh heavily over the United States and over his tenure as commander in chief. The attacks, in which hijacked airliners were flown into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, triggered a global fight against al-Qaeda extremists and their affiliates that continues to this day.
At the Pentagon, the president acknowledged the decade of conflict that has followed September 11. Congress has designated September 11 a day for service as well as remembrance, and the president later in the day rolled up his sleeves and donned an apron and baseball cap to help pack boxed meals for people with serious illnesses at Food & Friends, a public service organisation.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Sunday TribuneSimilar Stories