WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama will commemorate the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in events at the three sites connected with the assaults - in New York City, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced Tuesday.
"The president and Mrs. Obama will join with the rest of the American people in marking the 10th anniversary of a day that we will never forget," Carney told reporters. "The president will participate in commemorations at each of the three locations where we lost so many loved ones."
Throughout the day on September 11, Obama "will pay tribute to those we lost" and "honor the Americans who responded on that day and who served in harm's way over the last decade," Carney said.
The day before, on September 10, Vice President Joe Biden will attend the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Carney said.