|The Defense Department will conduct a one-hour by invitation only ceremony Sept. 11, at 9 a.m., at the Pentagon Phoenix Project site, the area damaged in the attack. President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers are slated to speak at the Pentagon ceremony. As part of the ceremony, Pentagon officials will once again unfurl the large U.S. flag on the side of the Pentagon where it was flown after the attack and at 9:37 a.m. observe a moment of silence.
|9-11 Commemoration Message to Soldiers from the Secretary and Chief of Staff of The Army
One year after the events of September 11th, 2001, The Army pauses to remember and honor the victims of the attacks against our Nation in New York City, in Washington D.C., and in Pennsylvania.
11 September is a day to reflect on their sacrifices and the sacrifices of their families as we pay respect to our fallen comrades, our dearest friends, colleagues, loved ones both military and civilian, and others who lost their lives in those senseless acts of terrorism.
And we also remember those who have been lost in operations since that date in the war against terrorism, a necessary and successful campaign quickly mounted in response to those attacks. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines have given their last full measure of devotion to our great country, to the defense of freedom, and to the fight against tyranny. We will not forget, and will long honor, their devotion to this country and the principles we hold dear. (Full Text)
Selected Current ARNEWS/AFIS Stories:
-9-11 hero recalls Pentagon tragedy
-Construction workers raise new structure -- and raze hopes of enemies
-Back from war on terrorism, soldiers visit WTC
-Commentary: Much done since Sept. 11
-Observances to Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary
Archived September 11th ARNEWS Stories:
-Soldiers pull casualties from Pentagon
-Family Assistance Center gives aid to victims' families
-Pentagon open for business
-Old Guard soldier finds Old Glory in debris
-Soldiers lift rubble, hope for miracle
-Memorial pays tribute to Pentagon's fallen personnel
-Pentagon renovation reduced casualties
-Rescue engineers assist at Pentagon
-Soldiers risk lives at World Trade Center
-311th Mortuary Affairs removes remains from Pentagon
-Olympic Torch pauses at Pentagon