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The Associated Press is reporting fewer families attended the ceremonies of the World Trade Center site pentagon Shanksville this year some cities canceled their remembrances all together.
With us now John -- associate managing editor of the Wall Street Journal which is owned by the parent company of this network the Wall Street -- -- -- -- was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage on 9/11 and a John -- who wrote a front page first person account.
The attack that day which we've mentioned you're -- -- out and it was I don't know John it was weird this morning.
He was cool for the first time.
And the sky was that color again again and -- it was crisp and it seemed quieter than normal and yet.
Didn't quite feel like I don't know and I don't know if it's part of the process that we go through that the grieving process the changes from.
I don't know what it is but it would just saying well it was the same because it was his big right it was simpler there weren't any politicians giving speeches that was by design.
I think that simpler can still be very dignified.
And for those who including some -- say that Americans have moved on from this well.
That they have moved on -- life from its eleven years afterward but.
This is such -- define error of our generation of our time to have the generation after hours that.
This is just never going to be forgotten and it's never going to be not observed in some way and again smaller.
Maybe but dignified and -- lives that there was there was something about no politician's.
I don't know personally who -- what I think with but I kinda like that yeah that's right it was a little bit more intimate.
And also you -- think what's half.
Happens since not allowed I think of two wars and economic crisis -- machine can -- have when you have we met in the course of the last ten years.
America has been through a lot of -- in the last eleven years so.
This is part and parcel of this this is hardly forgot and hardly in any way diminished.
But it's part of a sort of a larger landscape of experience for Americans now.
I want -- move on to this what appears to be a developing story on some level the White House says that can do much being made of this in fact I now have through the Blackberry here a little.
The right through -- Henry sent us this from the white hasn't been asking about this.
One of the White House spokesman confirms that the president will not meet with the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel later this month in New York.
Though the spokesperson is adamant saying it is inaccurate to reported the president refused a request to meet -- The -- wants is the White House is and it's insisting that it is just a scheduling problem.
Nonetheless this cut it confirmation that they are in fact not going to meet instead -- -- Benjamin Netanyahu.
Has been offered meetings with the secretary of state Condoleezza I say -- survey of state Hillary Clinton.
And other top officials all of course that's a -- the president the president arrives in New York for the UN on Monday September 24 departs on Tuesday September 25.
The spokesman told fox that the prime minister does arrive in New York until later in the week.
And -- simply not time in the same city but the president prime minister are in quote frequent contact.
In the prime minister will meet with -- other senior officials I'm not sure what's here the White House says move on.
It seems like a question worth.
-- yeah it it -- but you also have to ask yourself.
Heads of state didn't and visits and had to say of heads of state are incredibly choreographed by a schedule hours for months in advance.
You have to kind of wonder why this is an issue today at the very last may wonder you know why why -- -- an audience or why a meeting was.
Requested it not through the normal diplomatic channels where people would say.
Hey we can we can fit in or we can't.
And M I guess we'll hear from Israel Netanyahu or we won't yup that's right in and I think that your your correspondents right -- -- how this is kind of shaped by.
Netanyahu but the other thing is it.
There there's there's discussion here but there's a political constituency back in Israel -- how much of this is for domestic political purposes John things -- back.
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