U.S. Embassy Islamabad Commemorates Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
Islamabad: Pakistani and American staff members of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad gathered on the morning of Friday, September 9 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Ambassador Richard Hoagland, the Chargé d’Affaires, read President Barack Obama’s 9/11 memorial proclamation.
He also invoked a moment of silence in memory of those killed on 9/11 and by terrorism in the years since in countries around the world, including Pakistan. In tribute to those lost, participants placed flowers at the base of the flagpole that stands on the Embassy grounds.
In the words of President Obama, “We remember that 9/11 was not only an attack on the United States, it was an attack on the world and on the humanity and hopes that we share.
On this 10th anniversary, we are united with our friends and partners in remembering all those we have lost in this struggle. In their memory, we reaffirm the spirit of partnership and mutual respect that we need to realize a world where all people live in dignity, freedom and peace.”
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