We combed the wires for some key stories about Wednesday's Sept. 11 anniversary.
WASHINGTON A day after he made the case for why the United States must sometimes still go to war, President Barack Obama paid tribute on Wednesday to those who lost their lives 12 years ago in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the service members and civilians who died in the violent conflicts that followed. By ZACHARY A. GOLDFARB, The Washington Post
Video: Soldiers visit Arlington
Video from the McClatchy DC Bureau
NEW YORK The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is launching a seedling program based on the Survivor Tree, a pear tree pulled from the World Trade Center rubble after 9/11. The Associated Press
First Lady Michelle Obama and actor Gary Sinise were among notables highlighting the USO's work on behalf of wounded service members and their families as they visited a USO center at the Army's Fort Belvoir. Sinise's "Lt. Dan Band" was performing at the event.
Video from an Aug. 10 Lt. Dan Band concert