In Washington, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden walked out to the White House’s South Lawn for a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. — the time the first plane struck the south tower in New York. Another jetliner struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.
Under a blue sky and against a backdrop of rolling hills, family, friends and others gathered Wednesday in a western Pennsylvania field to mourn and praise the passengers and crew who died 12 years ago after fighting back against the hijackers of United Flight 93.
Remembrances and moments of silence were held around the Bay Area as people reflected on the twelfth anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, 2001.
Communities throughout the Bay Area are marking 12 years since the 9/11 terror attacks took nearly 3,000 lives when hijacked planes crashed into New York’s Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a rural field in Pennsylvania.
Mark Skipper examined the charred remains of the vehicle, cut a grin and expressed amazement that the crew lived through the terrorist attack…
U.S. officials said the Pentagon was moving two warships to the Libyan coast in the aftermath of a stunning attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, a Bay Area native, and three other Americanss.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday of showing weakness in the face of tumultuous events that left four U.S. diplomats, including a Bay Area native, dead in the Middle East.
The Obama administration is investigating whether an assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed a Bay Area native was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks or a spontaneous mob enraged over an anti-Islam video.
The Bay Area joined the rest of the nation in marking the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies, suggesting it’s time to move on after a decade of remembrance.
A review by The Associated Press of the $15 million collected since lawmakers approved the “California Memorial Scholarship Program” shows only a small fraction of the money went to scholarships.