President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walked alone in the open expanse of field now a sacred memorial honoring those who died when Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2001.ambien for sale
Seeing the President holding the hand of his wife among the wildflowers and tall grass now covering what was scarred earth ten years earlier was a moving and emotional image.buy ambien without prescription
However, something seemed oddly wrong.
In fact, seeing the couple walking completely in the open and by themselves was something I have never witnessed. There was not a hint of secret service agents or members of the tight press pool both of which are always just feet away when the President is in public. Even White House photographer Pete Souza only crept into view from the woods as the couple made their way back from the field.
Of course there were unseen agents and other security measures in and around the tree lines of the large open field and the park was already a very secure area as visitors passed through security to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial for earlier 9/11 anniversary ceremonies.
Nearly everyone who was walking the path leading to the memorial exit looked back over the field at the memorial marker were also quite shocked to see two people, the President and the first lady, alone standing a respectable distance from the boulder marking the exact point of impact of Flight 93. The passengers of Flight 93 are all truly American heroes and seeing the President and the first lady honoring them and their families in this way was truly an inspiring moment.