Memorial Honoring the Victims of the September 11th Attack What is an appropriate memorial to the victims of the September 11th attack? No proper memorial can be created without honest answers to at least two questions: What are the wishes of the friends and families of the victims? What really happened on September 11th? Wishes Disregarded The friends and families of the victims have had to endure one insult after another on top of the murders of September 11th, in the official response to the attack. Officials blocked any real investigation, and destroyed the evidence of the mass murder at Ground Zero over the concerted objections from families, respected figures in the New York City Fire Department, and a variety of other citizens wishing to see the laws against destroying evidence respected. Administration officials ignored pleas from the victims' survivors not to go to war against Afghanistan in their name. The official FEMA report is an insult to intelligent readers, asking them to accept wildly improbable scenarios, and failing to even claim to explain the collapses of either WTC 2 or WTC 7. The failure of officials from the New York City and federal governments to address these failures is disgraceful. The Truth about September 11th Please support the principle of truth, and honor the victims of the September 11th attack by learning and spreading the truth.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will lead a moment of silence on the White House lawn Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the al Qaida terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.
The Obamas will observe the event at the moment the first of two jetliners struck the World Trade Center in New York City, then will lead a similar ceremony at the memorial at the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military that was struck by a third plane in the 2001 attacks.
As in past years, the families of those killed at the World Trade Center will take part in a ritual reading of the victim's names at Ground Zero. But in a departure from previous observances, no elected official will take part in the Ground Zero ceremonies.
Vice President Joe Biden will speak at a ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania where a fourth hijacked jetliner crashed after passengers tried to take control of the plane, preventing it from possibly reaching another target in Washington.