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Obama marks 9-11 anniversary at the Pentagon

- The U.S. president, Barack Obama on Monday asked Americans to honor the fallen by keeping alive the nation’s shared virtues and values and make September 11th a day of service for others in remembrance of victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (9-11) and called for national unity.

In his Saturday radio message, Obama stated that those that plan acts of revenge, that there are those who at moments like these “try to divide us based on our differences, to blind us to what we have in common”.

But he stressed that “on this day, we are reminded that at our best, we do not give in to this temptation. We stand with one another. We fight alongside one another.”

‘Do not let fear define us, but rather the hopes we have for our family, our nation and for a brighter future,” he stressed.

The president invited people to remember that in those fateful moments Americans armed themselves with a sense of unity and a common purpose, responding to the worst kind of perversion with the best of humanity.

As we commemorate the ninth anniversary of the attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers in New York, the US president urged Americans to ‘remember the fallen, honor those who sacrificed themselves and do our best to live by shared values, today and every day ‘.