President Obama Holds Moment of Silence at White House to Mark 9/11 Anniversary


The American flag flew at half-staff over the White House on Friday, as President Obama and the first lady held a moment of silence on the South Lawn to mark the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The president, wearing a dark suit and a flag lapel, bowed his head along side Michelle Obama as a bell tolled three times. Then he put his hand over his heart as a lone trumpet sounded out the notes for “Taps.” A military honor guard held the colors and stood at attention as the Obamas walked back inside the White House.

They did not make any public statements. But Obama will hold a town hall with service members at Fort Meade in Maryland in the afternoon. Vice President Biden will deliver remarks at the 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride Kickoff event at Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York.

SOURCE: David Nakamura
The Washington Post

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