Americans paused today to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, but some said it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.
Hundreds gathered at the World Trade Center site in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., to read the names of the nearly 3,000 victims killed in the worst attack in U.S. history.
"Our country is safer, and our people are resilient," President Barack Obama said in a ceremony on the White House's south lawn. He and Michelle Obama laid a white floral wreath at the Pentagon, above a concrete slab that said "Sept. 11, 2001 — 9:37 a.m."
It just happened to be on 9 11 but it was because some Americans had made a film that was perceived to has insulted Mohammed the Prophet. Apparently a trailer to the film had appeared on Youtube - and great offense was taken. The American Ambassador and three staff members were killed in the attack.