President Obama spoke at the Pentagon on Thursday morning, in remembrance of the fact that 13 years have passed since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The ceremony was held at the site's 9/11 memorial, built for the 108 people who were killed in Arlington that day.
Near the end of his address, Obama noted that, "Beginning tomorrow there will be teenagers, young adults, who were born after 9/11. It's remarkable. And while these young Americans did not know the horrors of that day, their lives have been shaped by all the days since, a time that has brought us pain but also taught us endurance and strength. A time of rebuilding, of resilience and of renewal. What gives us hope, what gives me hope, is that it is these young Americans who will shape all the days to come."
One of these young Americans is 13-month old Larnell Maurice Perry Jr., who took some time to inspect the president at the ceremony while his family documented the moment. And yes, the baby is dressed up in a Superman outfit.
Larnell's grandmother, Angelene C. Carter, died on September 11. She was an army accountant, only 51, from Maryland.