September 11 en Nation Pauses To Mark Sept. 11 Attacks It was just after 8:45 a.m. ET on Sept. 11, 2001, when the first jet struck the World Trade Center in New York City and the worst terrorist attack in the nation's history began. Nearly 3,000 people died.<p>At that time this morning, many Americans paused for a moment of silence. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were among them.<p>The White House, <a href="" target="_blank">which webcast</a> this morning's marking of the solemn anniversary by the president, says he will also visit the Pentagon for a 9:30 a.m. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:19:52 +0000 Mark Memmott 34788 at Nation Pauses To Mark Sept. 11 Attacks McConnell, Whitfield Remark on 9/11 Anniversary <p>Kentucky's Washington D. C. legislators made statements today in commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.</p><p><strong>U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell </strong>delivered the following remarks at the Congressional 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol:</p><p>“More than a decade later, most of us still remember 9/11 like it was yesterday: the initial confusion, the horrifying realization of what was happening, the watching, the waiting, the grief, the anger, the resolve. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:48:04 +0000 Angela Hatton 21957 at McConnell, Whitfield Remark on 9/11 Anniversary