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But we Begin our special hour with a look at the memorial.
Here at the Pentagon and Shanksville Pennsylvania.
And that ground zero in New York.
Here's senior correspondent Rick Leventhal.
-- -- -- It's a tribute to takes more than four hours with family members of 9/11 victims read the names of every single life lost in the terror attacks ten years ago.
Sending personal messages from broken hearts I hope that.
I can make my father proud.
Of the young men that my brother and I have become.
I miss you so much.
And -- A moment of silence observed at the time each tower was hit and collapsed memories that we'll never -- This year for the first time there -- new life of the World Trade Center site grass trees and a powerful tribute to the fallen.
Massive memorial pools and water -- filling the foundations where the Twin Towers once stood although we can never fun to see what happened here.
We can also see that children who lost their parents have grown into young adults.
Grandchildren have been born.
And good works and public service have taken -- to honor those we loved and lost.
Former president George W.
Bush read from a letter written by Abraham Lincoln.
To a mother who lost five sons in the civil war -- cannot refrain from pandering to you.
The consolation that may be found.
In the thanks to the republic.
They guide to safe and today president Barack Obama visited all three sites touched by terror ten years ago.
In lower Manhattan mr.
Obama read from some 46.
We will not fear.
Even though of the earth be removed.
-- the mountains.
Be carried into the midst of the city for lord of hosts.
Is with us.
God of Jacob -- record.
And in Shanksville Pennsylvania the president laid a wreath at the new memorial honoring each of the passengers of flight 93.
Who teamed up and storm the cockpit to try and regain control of the hijacked aircraft preventing a likely attack on the capitol in Washington.
And at the Pentagon another somber ceremony attended by family members staff.
And new Defense Secretary Leon Panetta -- You've always carry the memory.
But that day with you.
Handed in its aftermath.
You have shown -- straight -- courage.
That embodies the character.
And there were significant concerns about security on this 9/11 because of a terror threat labeled credible and specific but there have been no major incidents reported.
And the commissioner of the NYPD Ray Kelly told me a short time ago Brett so far so good.
-- -- ten years and every year we remember your great reporting on the ground there close to ground zero in the dust of the fallen towers some quick thoughts looking back from you.
Well this city has changed dramatically in those ten years and certainly the World Trade Center site it's changed dramatically in this is the first year.
Bet you can look out there and actually feel like progress has been made in the fact that memorial.
Is now opening to the public is a wonderful thing for this city it's a wonderful thing to see the waterfalls the trees the grass in the new towers that are rising -- from the World Trade Center site.
Rick thank you.
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