“I thought it must seem some days the world has moved on to other things. I say to you today, that your loved ones endure in the heart of our nation now and forever.” This quote from President Obama’s speech this past weekend shows that September 11th will never be forgotten by Americans. At the 9th anniversary of 9/11, the president commemorated it with a wreath and a speech at the Pentagon.
The wreath was laid on the Pentagon Memorial. The President dubbed it as a “hallowed ground” for the 184 of those who died when some Islamic men hijacked a commercial flight and slammed into the Defense Department headquarters. Later on, he made a speech that emphasized on how 9/11 does not equate to a war in Islam.
The issues on the Islamic center near the 9/11 area and the controversial Quran burning plans were not mentioned. However, the president did remark that Americans have always been about religious freedom and that the tragic event should not change that. In addition, the Fil-Am community made news by denouncing Islamophobia on the anniversary.