12 years after 9/11

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a 9/11 commemoration ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 11, 2013. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joined the president. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Arif Patani

“We pray for the memory of all those taken from us — nearly 3,000 innocent souls.  Our hearts still ache for the futures snatched away, the lives that might have been…We pray for you, their families, who have known the awful depths of loss.  And in the quiet moments we have spent together and from the stories that you’ve shared, I’m amazed at the will that you’ve summoned in your lives to lift yourselves up and to carry on, and to live and love and laugh again…Today we remember not only those who died that September day.  We pay solemn tribute to more than 6,700 patriots who have given their full measure since — military and civilians.”

– President Barack Obama at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2013

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