Obama speech to close 9/11 commemoration at National Cathedral
August 30th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama speech to close 9/11 commemoration at National Cathedral

(CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to speak at the Washington National Cathedral on the evening of September 11 to commemorate the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, event organizers said Tuesday.

The three-day event, entitled "A Call to Compassion," is designed to "honor the memories of those lost, heal the wounds caused by terrorism and war, and gain new hope to move forward as a nation," a news release said.


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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    He should speak ANYWHERE he wants not only as our President but as the President that was responsible for the plan that FINALLY helped us capture and kill Osama bin Laden.

    Obama got Osama without ONE American casualty.
    Thank you Mr. President.

    August 30, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Obama also plans to visit memorial sites in Washington, New York and Pennsylvania earlier in the day.
    That's a lot of traveling around in a somewhat limited air space. Anyone flying commercial on the east coast that day can expect significant delays from them having to clear air space for Air Force One AND Two, as well as the secret Three and Four planes. Not to mention the C-130s that carry his vehicles from place to place, and the support craft that travel along with with all of those main craft. Yup, it is gonna an air traffic control nightmare on the east coast that day.

    August 30, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  3. gedy

    Yes he deserves it.Obama got Osama.

    August 30, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  4. lisa2010

    it seems that no matter what international conflict when it brings down the dictator, he makes sure that our troops are not involved..thank you Mister President for that.. a lot of sacrifices involving our troops has been saved..and they' be home for Christmas.. now please bring our troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq. we don;t need a President that can flex his muscles to other nations, this power trip must stop...HELPING BRINGING PEACE WITH OUR ALLIES AND ENEMIES, SOUNDS GOOD TO ME...

    August 30, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  5. cf

    Can't wait to see the righties try to spin this into their usual hatred towards our President.

    August 30, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  6. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban/TEAhadists

    This 9/11 anniversary will hit home for everyone. We've killed the man responsible for the attack. The only thing I wish is that we would have buried him under the new Freedom Tower.

    August 30, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  7. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    he makes sure that our troops are not involved.
    we don;t need a President that can flex his muscles to other nations, this power trip must stop...
    Do you read much??? Do you think the thousands of bombing sorties the USA carried out in Libya were done by drones??? Your entire post is riddled with contradictions which is probably why you like Obama so much. He's always saying one thing and doing another.

    August 30, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  8. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Yes he deserves it.Obama got Osama.
    I thought the CIA and Seal Team 6 got Osama??? Obama was presented with a no-brainer decision.

    August 30, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    Hard to believe it's been ten long years. Good to know that Bin Laden won't be clicking away on that T.V. remote of his, backslapping himself in gleeful gloating at the devastation he so willingly caused. Bin Laden's ugly mug always did leave a stain on each of the memorial services held since 9/11 - good riddance to bad rubbish. Kudos to our brave soldiers and the Obama Administration for finally bringing closure to the Bin Laden reign of terror.

    August 30, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Unlike Bush, President Obama has taken the 'war on terror' seriously. Maybe he should start walking with a deserved swagger. Remember Bush ignoring the August 6 report that Osama was going to attack us on American soil? W said, something like, 'you covered you ass, now get out of there."

    August 30, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  11. WiredweirdinSF

    Will all of this occur before or after he gets through lying to us about jobs again? How much more attention will he give to the corrupt union bosses and making sure they get to waste more of our tax money. He is sure a great symbolic president. Symbolic of incompetency, ineptness, corruption and union toadyism.

    August 30, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  12. SecedingfromTexas

    What's your point RudyNYC?

    August 30, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  13. Average American

    I love the National Cathedral. That is a very appropriate place for the President of the United States to commemorate 9/11. It is a warm, healing place, and our country needs that now more than ever. Let's all agree to behave in a way that would make the victims of 9/11 proud of their country.

    August 30, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |