President Obama Honors Victims of September 11 Attacks

Four days after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama visited New York City to pay tribute to those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

It was Mr. Obama’s first visit as president to what is now called "Ground Zero."

Marking Osama bin Laden’s death where the terrorist inflicted his greatest damage, President Barack Obama soberly laid a wreath Thursday at New York’s ground zero and declared to the city and the world, “When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say.”

Beneath the shade of an improbable pear tree, President Barack Obama laid a wreath of white and red flowers, saying nothing, his head bowed standing beside colleagues of those who died in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.