Obama: 'We Will Never Falter' in Terror Fight

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 11, 2009 9:30 AM CDT
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and President Barack Obama stand under umbrellas at the Pentagon.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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(Newser) – Eight years after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said the nation "will never falter" in its pursuit of al-Qaeda and its allies. Obama placed a wreath under rainy skies at the Pentagon today in memory of those who died there on Sept. 11, 2001. The president said the nation came together as one after the terror attacks, "united not only in our grief but in our resolve to stand up for the country we love."

This renewal of common purpose is the strongest rebuke against the terrorist attackers, said the president, who earlier observed a moment of silence outside the White House with first lady Michelle and about 150 White House staffers. They stood in silence at 8:46am, the moment the first jetliner struck the World Trade Center.