President Barack Obama has a well established history of running late, but on the rare occasion that he shows up to an event early, the president apparently has little patience for delays.
…even if it’s a 9/11 memorial service.
A “restless” Obama reportedly decided that officials needed to move up a moment of silence for victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack at a Pentagon memorial service Saturday, according to The Daily Caller.
A Department of Defense source told the online news outlet that after arriving earlier than planned, the president wanted to get things moving.
More from The Daily Caller:
A Department of Defense official confirmed that the moment of silence was moved up a few minutes and that Obama was the one who made the decision, saying the president “moved early.”
The moment of silence was originally slotted to take place at 9:37 AM — the time at which the Pentagon was attacked on September 11 — but ended up taking place a few minutes early.
Operating on Obama time, the president then spoke of the need to honor the victims of September 11.
“The question before us, as always, is: How do we preserve the legacy of those we lost? How do we live up to their example? And how do we keep their spirit alive in our own hearts?” Obama said.
“We resolve to continue doing everything in our power to protect this country that we love. And today, we once again pay tribute to these patriots, both military and civilian, who serve in our name, including those far away from home in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
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