During today's commemoration of the innocent Americans killed at the Pentagon twelve years ago today at the hands of Islamist terrorists, Barack Obama broke tradition and the media reported schedule of events by failing to observe a moment of silence for the dead, choosing instead to go straight into his fairly short speech, as reported by Fox News via YouTube.com and the Reuters news agency on Sept. 11, 2013.
Prior to Obama's arrival at the Pentagon, Reuters verified that the typical mainstream media reporting that the traditional moment of silence would be observed:
Further moments of silence will be observed at 9:37 a.m., when American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon.
However, the video clip of the Fox News live report clearly cites on the rotating time stamp on the bottom, left of the screen (see video) that the Chief Executive began his rather short seven minute address to the handful in attendance at the same time the traditional and respectful moment of silence was scheduled to have been reserved.
All other traditionally observed moments of silence in Shanksville, Pennsylvania and South Manhattan were honored by all those in attendance to include friends and families of the thousands killed during the historic terrorist attacks.
Twelve years ago today, American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and was flown into the Pentagon by al-Qaeda terrorists, killing all 53 passengers and six crewmembers aboard.
125 uniformed and civilian personnel at the Department of Defense headquarters in Northern Virginia were killed as the Boeing 757 slammed into the Pentagon.