President Barack Obama delivered brief remarks on Friday at a wreath laying ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va. remembering the 911 attacks eight years ago.

The President spoke about the meaning of the day and the sacrifices of thousands in New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania.

No turning of the seasons can diminish the pain and the loss of that day, Obama said Friday.

Obama called it a time not only to remember the nation's victims of the day and in the wars that followed, but also to renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric act and who plot against us still, the New York Times reports today.