President Obama / Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP
It's a day of remembrance for President Obama and the rest of the nation.
A full dozen years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the president, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden, and wife Jill Biden gather on the South Lawn of the White House for a moment of silence.
The solemn ceremony is set for the time the first hijacked plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City.
Later in the morning, Obama attends a September 11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon, also struck by a hijacked plane that fateful day.
This afternoon, the president participates in a service project, part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Wednesday also figures to see follow-up to Obama's prime time Syria speech on Tuesday morning.
Obama told the nation he is pursuing a diplomatic initiative proposed by Russia, but reserved the right for a military strike at Syria over the use of chemical weapons.
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