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Obama to observe 12th anniversary of 9/11

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September 11, 2013 03:10 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will observe the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with a moment of silence and a visit to the Pentagon Memorial.

Obama on Wednesday will join first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Jill Biden and members of the White House staff in a moment of silence on the White House South Lawn.

The president will then attend a Sept. 11 observance at the Pentagon.

In the afternoon, Obama will take part in a service project to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance.