September 11 Attacks Remembered on 11thAnniversary: More than a decade of melancholy passed as Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Over three thousand people were killed in attacks on the World Trade Centre and The Pentagon. In the past ten years, people have gathered at these very spots to pay homage to the victims.
Families of victims remembered their loved ones on this day, and this year they hoped to move on from the 9/11 attacks and build a better tomorrow. It is true that despite the passing of eleven years, the fear and sadness still prevails.
It was reported that the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was much less intense than the previous ones. Elected officials were barely seen speaking to public gatherings, and there were few families at the ceremonies. In a few cities the remembrance ceremonies were cancelled altogether. This change came about last year on the tenth anniversary of the attacks. The passing of a decade was an emotional turning point for many people. Those who had been living with the past realized that a long time has passed, and it is high time they move on. People realized that public mourning is an act that will not change anything – it is time to be strong from within.
People visiting the ground zero on Tuesday told the media that they feel more relaxed now. The wife of a victim told the media that once ten years pass, you start feeling a lot different. The upcoming anniversaries will now be a lot calmer, without the ten-year pressure.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid their respects to the victims. A ceremony was held at the White House lawns, and the President and first lady observed a moment of silence at 8:46 am. This exactly was the moment the first plane crash into the World Trade Centre on September 11, eleven years back.