Victims' Names Read at Sept. 11 Ceremony

In New York City, a moment of silence and the ring of a bell marked the minute five years ago when the first of two planes crashed into the World Trade Center. Family members held flowers and photos of their loved ones, and took part in tearful readings of the names of the victims at the site of the attacks.

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And I'm Renee Montagne. Good morning. On this fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Bush begins his day in New York City having breakfast with firefighters near Ground Zero. He'll travel to two of the sites of destruction today: Shanksville, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon.

INSKEEP: Yesterday the president and Laura Bush laid wreaths at Ground Zero. Afterward they attended a prayer service and addressed reporters.

President GEORGE W. BUSH: I vowed that I'm never gonna forget the lessons of that day. And we spent time in there looking at some of the horrific scenes inside this fantastic place of healing, and it just reminded me that there's still an enemy out there that would like to inflict the same kind of damage again.

INSKEEP: One of those enemies, Ayman al-Zawahiri, appeared in what may be a new video that aired earlier today on CNN. Al-Qaida's number two called on Muslims to step up their resistance against the United States.

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