'Future belongs to those who want to build, not destroy'

By BARACK OBAMA
September 8, 2011 18:10

Excerpt: US president speaks about the tragedy that claimed nearly 3,000 lives on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.




US President Barack Obama delivers statement

Obama making speech 311. (photo credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

On this 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, we remember that 9/11 was not only an attack on the United States, it was an attack on the world and on the humanity and hopes that we share.

We remember that among the nearly 3,000 innocent people lost that day were hundreds of citizens from more than 90 nations. They were men and women, young and old, of many races and faiths. On this solemn anniversary we join with their families and nations in honoring their memory.

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