Remembering 9/11

Fear of another terrorist attack remains real for many Americans. Well over half of New Yorkers and Washingtonians are worried their communities will be attacked nationwide.

Today America marks five years since 9/11. There are commemorations in the three places hijacked flights crashed that day. And there will be a lot of discussion about how far we've come in the war on terrorism.

It's a soaring display of light, replacing billowing smoke here five years ago. Officials here decided to open the attack site and Memorial Chapel to the public today for the first time. Expect a morning dotted with moments of silence here and in New York, a show of respect on this dramatic day in our history.

At the pentagon this morning, 184 lights beam up, one for each life lost there.

President Bush meets with firefighters and families today, after laying a wreath at Ground Zero. He also toured a firehouse rebuilt since the attacks.

President Bush said, "It just reminded me that still an enemy out there that would like to inflict the same kind of damage again."

The president will also travel to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, then to the Pentagon, 9/11 target and hub of the U.S. military response, in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Vice-President Cheney said given the chance he'd invade Iraq again.

Cheney said, “We are less likely to have a threat emerge against the United States from that corner of the world than would have been the case if Saddam were still there.“

Muslims in Iraq and beyond think it's the U.S. on the attack, a sentiment U.S. Christians, Jews and Muslims answered with a march for unity.

Yasir Saleem, Muslim American says, “After 9/11 it really brought all of us together. Now we know a little bit more about one another.”

President Bush tonight will address the nation from the Oval Office. Aides say it won't be a political speech, no calls to action, but it is clear administration officials are using this day to try to unite a nation very much divided over his path since 9/11.


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