In Washington, lawmakers took a break from the debate over Syria to remember those lost in the 9/11 attacks that shook the nation a dozen years ago. YNN's Washington, D.C. reporter Geoff Bennett has the story.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At the White House, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden marked the time the first hijacked plane hit the World Trade Center building with a moment of silence.
That was followed by a tribute from the President at the Pentagon, where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed.
“They left this Earth, they slipped from our grasp but it was written what the heart has once owned and had it shall never lose, where your families lost in the temporal, in the here and now is eternal," said President Obama.
At the Capitol, members of Congress gathered for a memorial service. House Speaker John Boehner read a passage from the Bible.
Boehner said, “They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength … they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.”
In a rare showing of bipartisan unity, members of the House and Senate held small American flags and joined together in song.