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Bush honors 9/11 victims

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 01:52

Sept. 10 - Former President George W. Bush laid a wreath at the Pentagon as Americans gathered to honor victims of the September 11th attacks. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Remembering the fallen a day before the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Former President George W. Bush presented a wreath at the pentagon --- to honor those victims of the hijacked American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the building. All 64 people aboard the plane were killed as well as 125 on the ground at the Pentagon. The former president also joined Bill Clinton and vice president Joe Biden in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to dedicate a memorial to victims from flight 93. He told the crowd the nation will never forget the heroism of the passengers and crew who battled with hijackers for control of the plane. SOUNDBITE: Former U.S. President George W. Bush saying: "The memorial we dedicate today will ensure that our nation always remembers those lost here on 9/11, but we have a duty beyond memory. We have a duty beyond honoring. We have a duty to live our lives in a way that upholds the ideals for which the men and women gave their lives, to build a living memorial to their courage and sacrifice. We have a duty to find common purpose as a nation." In New York, police set up check points and searched vehicles in response to a reports of a possible Al Qaeda attack on the10th anniversary. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.

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Bush honors 9/11 victims

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 01:52