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Today, the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, will be about remembering what happened eight years ago. President Obama, after beginning his day with meetings at the Pentagon, will speak at the September 11 anniversary memorial at the Pentagon Memorial, hosted by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Vice President Biden will speak at a September 11 commemoration ceremony at the World Trade Center site in New York; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will participate, before throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium tonight.

The National Cathedral in Washington, DC, will hold a 9/11 remembrance service. The Capitol lawn will see a vigil held by the Pray at the Pump Movement to "pray that God will heal the wounds between President Obama and Congress" and to "secure health care for 9/11 families."

And the debate over national security will be sure to rage on. With no votes scheduled in the House or Senate, that will largely be the focus today.

In other news...tea parties! The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Ayn Rand Institute will hold an Intellectual Ammunition Strategy Workship as a pre-Tea-Party event, leading up to the Washington, DC tea party event planned for this Saturday.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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