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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 - 10th Anniversary, Honoring the Victims - Sept. 11, 2011

Published Sept. 6, 2011
"... Out of the darkness of this grief, out of the darkness of this sorrow has come the light of inspiration to serve America, to fight our enemies, to protect the safety and freedom of the American people and to make our country stronger and better for future generations of Americans."
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta
Sept. 11, 2011

Remembering Their Sacrifice

Those Who Died at the Pentagon

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Reflections on 9/11

Rumsfeld Reflects on Changes Caused by 9/11

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2011 - The morning of the 9/11 attacks, then Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was hosting a breakfast meeting at the Pentagon, warning members of the House Armed Services Committee about the dangers of major cuts to the defense and intelligence budgets. Story

Former Chairman Myers Recalls Pentagon Attack

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2011 - Afghanistan was not a part of any of the discussions Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers had with legislators as he readied for Senate confirmation on the morning of September 11, 2001. Story

Recruiters Recall Patriotism of Post-9/11 America

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 - Like so many Americans, Army Sgt. Cheri Depenbrock watched the horror of 9/11 unfold from her office television. What was different for the Army recruiter was how it changed her job in the weeks after. Story

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Obama: America Has
Emerged Stronger From 9/11

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2011 - President Barack Obama remembered those who were lost to terrorist attacks a decade ago and said the American commitment to freedom, justice, courage and liberty has not dimmed in the face of many trials. Story

Biden Honors Victims,
Families, Service Members

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2011 - Vice President Joe Biden joined Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a Pentagon ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Story

Nation Stronger, Safer
Since 9/11, Panetta Says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2011 - As he stood where a hijacked airliner slammed into the Pentagon 10 years ago, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said the United States has become stronger and safer since Sept. 11, 2001. Story | Transcript

Mullen Speaks of Resilience During Pentagon Remembrance

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2011 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff emphasized resilience as families, friends, co-workers and survivors gathered at the Pentagon to remember the 184 men, women and children killed when terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the building. Story | Transcript

Special Ops Commander: America Stronger Than Ever

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2011 - The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the Aug. 6, 2011, helicopter shoot-down in Afghanistan that killed 38 men are linked by the events of 9/11, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said. Story

Camp Leatherneck Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2011 - Of all the events that took place when terrorists attacked the United States 10 years ago, the best memories are of the heroes who stood up to protect America’s freedom, the commander of Regional Command Southwest said in Afghanistan. Story

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