President Obama: '3,000 Beautiful Lives' Lost on 9/11 Will Not Be Forgotten

The president gave his remarks on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
1:15 | 09/12/16

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It's been fifteen years since her country was hit by the 9/11 terrorists and Syrian New York the tribute in light at the World Trade Center site. Soaring into the sky through the overnight hours earlier thousands of victims' loved ones and survivors gathered there. To hear the names of the fallen read aloud. In Shanksville Pennsylvania hundreds gathered at the flight 93 national memorial to honor those killed on the plane that crashed there. Forty people died on board after some of them fought the terrorists for control of the plane and President Obama marks the anniversary by laying a wreath to honor the victims. But a pentagon memorial service in Northern Virginia he summed up the feelings many Americans saying those lost in the September 11 attacks will never be forgotten. He called those who died 3000 beautiful lives. Perhaps it's the memory of a last kiss given to a spouse. Or the last goodbye to a mother father. Sister. Or brother. We wonder how their lives might have unfold. Other dreams. Might have taken shape. How the president also said he's inspired by the resilience of the victims' families and he urged Americans not to let the nation's enemies divide us.

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