Programs and Events
Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks
Coming Together to Remember
As the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks draws nearer Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Christopher Sandrolini led American and local staff in observing a minute silence and the lowering of the flag to half mast in commemoration.
President Obama In his weekly address, on August 27, called on the American people to come together in the spirit of service and remembrance as we approach the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. All Americans can pay tribute to those who lost their lives during 9/11 by visiting Serve.Gov to find ways to help within their own communities. Through even the smallest of actions, we can reclaim the sense of unity that followed the attacks, and demonstrate that our sense of common purpose is just as strong today as it was ten years ago.
- Op-Ed: We're Safer Post-9/11 By Eric Holder as printed in USA Today on September 8, 2011 "Today, a decade later, we remember the loss of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the attacks, honor the firefighters, police, and many other first responders, who showed such courage and conviction on that tragic day..."
- President Obama's Weekly Address (August 27):Observing 9/11 with National Service, "Through even the smallest of actions, we can reclaim the sense of unity that followed the attacks, and demonstrate that our sense of common purpose is just as strong today as it was ten years ago".
- Remarks by Secretary Napolitano at the NYU School of Law and the Brennan Center for Justice, "Strength, Security, and Shared Responsibility: Preventing Terrorist Attacks a Decade after 9/11"
- The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 resulted in 2,996 deaths. The victims were distributed as follows: 246 on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,606 in New York City in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
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