Bush lays wreath at Pentagon in 9/11 remembrance

By the Associated Press | September 10, 2011 | 11:00 AM EDT

Former President George W. Bush lays a wreath at the Pentagon in Washington in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Pictured at rear, left to right: former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, his wife Joyce Rumsfeld, Deborah Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George W. Bush has paid silent tribute to Sept. 11 victims in a wreath-laying at the Pentagon.

Bush was joined by his wife, Laura, as he placed a wreath of white flowers by the 9/11 memorial stone embedded in the wall outside Corridor 4. That's near where hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building, killing 184 people.

Also at Saturday's brief ceremony were Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former Pentagon chief Donald H. Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen.

Bush was heading to Shanksville, Pa., later Saturday for the dedication of a United Flight 93 memorial. He also plans to join President Barack Obama in New York on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the attacks.