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Obama asks Americans to remember 9/11

A test of the Tribute in Light shines skyward over lower Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in New York. The tribute will shine the night of Tuesday, Sept. 11 over New York, eleven years after the terrorist attacks.
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

President Barack Obama is asking Americans to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by remembering how far the nation has come since terrorists struck 11 years ago.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama asks Americans to remember those who lost their lives as well as the loved ones they left behind — and honor the first-responders who risked their lives to help.

Obama says America has come back stronger and al-Qaida is on the path to defeat.

The president also notes that the 9/11 anniversary is being commemorated Tuesday by public service activities in communities around the country.

In the Republican address, Sen. John Barrasso (buh-RAS’-oh) of Wyoming criticizes Obama’s presidency and asserts the nation isn’t better off than it was four years ago under President Bush.



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2 thoughts on “Obama asks Americans to remember 9/11”

  1. I am delighted to see that President Obama is not encouraging a full out attack on Islam as a way to celebrate 9/11. I know how devout Christians tend to destroy any religious group who has ever attacked the church. I grew up in a Mormon family and we had long lists of enemies to be destroyed. When I was a senior in high school there was a list of young men in general who I would never be allowed to date. I could not wait to leave home and allow myself to choose my friends.

    I’ve outlived that dreadful group of parents and grandparents and thew away all those terrible lists. I will vote for President Obama and it will be my first vote for a Democrat.

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