Press Release: U.S. Consulate General Marks 12th Anniversary of 9/11
September 12, 2013
U.S. Consulate General Marks 12th Anniversary of 9/11
Emotions of pain, grief and anger were re-enacted at the U.S. Consulate General yesterday as students, parents and staff gathered at the Public Affairs Section to watch a documentary on the September 11, 2001 attack titled “Inside 9/11: Zero Hour,” which is a comprehensive account of the history and motivation behind the attack.
The event was designed to discuss issues such as racism, intolerance and hatred, and peace promotion, with a particular emphasis on promoting a global perspective and empowering students to create a better world.
Before screening the documentary, Public Affairs Officer Dehab Ghebreab told the audience that “the event of September 11, 2001 changed America and the world at large, including our day-to-day activities,” adding that “the United States Government is doing all it can to make the world a better place for all of us.” She urged participants to take cues from the documentary to be aware of their environment and learn to solve problems in a peaceful manner.
The Public Affairs Officer concluded her remarks with the quote by the President Barack Obama: “Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.”
During the feedback session, many of the participants were moved with tears about the brutality of the terrorists. They highlighted the need for every individual to work in concert with the government in bringing about peaceful co-existence in the country and the world at large.
Mrs. Dehab Ghebreab, Public Affairs Officer, welcoming students and parents to the event marking September 11 terrorist attack on the United States. Consulate Photo by Kester Abudu