Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): President Barack Obama plans to observe the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks with a visit to the Pentagon.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters about Obama’s plans on Tuesday. Obama, however, has no plans to visit New York in the eighth year since the World Trade Center was destroyed.
“I believe he will go to the Pentagon that day, and go to the memorial there and speak after that,” Gibbs said in his morning gaggle.
“But we have not announced more details than that,” Politico quoted him, as saying.
Asked after the gaggle if the president has any plans to visit New York City for the occasion, a White House official said he does not and that is unlikely to change.
President George W. Bush marked the 9/11 anniversary with visits to lower Manhattan in 2002 and 2006.
Last year, Obama and Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), then Obama’s rival for the presidency, both attended a memorial ceremony at the World Trade Center site as Bush dedicated a memorial at the Pentagon. (ANI)