President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be among those in attendance at the ten-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks. It is all part of the Flight 93 National Memorial remembering those that passed away in the tragic September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed the news that the President will visit all three sites perpetrated by al Qaeda. “On September 11, 2011, the president and Mrs. Obama will join with the rest of the American people in marking the 10th anniversary of a day that we will never forget,” Carney told reporters. “The president will participate in commemorations at each of the three locations where we lost so many loved ones: in lower Manhattan, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon.”
In addition to the President and the First Lady, it has been previously announced that former President George W. Bush, who was President when the attacks were orchestrated during his first year in office, will also be in attendance. Current Vice President Joe Biden will attend the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville a day before the memorial in New York City on September 10th.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was the mayor at the time of the attacks, as well as current Mayor Michael Bloomberg will also be at the event. Carney announced today that the three events will “underscore the strength, resilience, and unity of the American people,”