Nation Marks 5th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2006 By:
Nation Marks 5th Anniversary of 9/11

The nation somberly commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks today with moments of silence timed to mark the demise of the World Trade Center towers and quiet remembrances held around the country.

President Bush paid tribute Sunday to the victims of the tragedy. He layed wreaths of red, white and blue flowers at New York City's Ground Zero, attended a prayer service at the nearby St. Paul's Chapel and visited a firehouse and its adjacent memorial museum near the site where the Twin Towers once stood. He was to visit the crash sites in Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon later today before giving a prime-time address from the Oval Office.