Biden visits three 9/11 terrorist sites

President Biden visited all three sites of the terrorist attack 20 years ago, in memory of the victims of the attack.

President Joe Biden had a moment of silence in memory of the first 9/11 victims with former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton in New York City, where planes controlled by hijackers went straight. into the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC).

President Joe Biden (fifth from left) at the 9/11 memorial service in New York.  Photo: Reuters.

President Joe Biden (fifth from left) at the 9/11 memorial service in New York. Photo: Reuters.

First Lady Jill Biden, along with two former first ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were also present to participate in the memorial service at 8:46 am to mark the moment the first plane crashed into the North Tower of the WTC. The names of the victims were read out at every celebration over the past 19 years.

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani attended the memorial service in New York, but former President Donald Trump was not present.

After that, President Biden and his wife flew to Shanksville, Pennsylvania and back to the Pentagon memorial in Washington.

Biden visits three 9/11 terrorist sites

President Joe Biden arrives at a memorial service for the terrorist attacks in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11. Video: AFP.

Nearly 3,000 people have died in attacks in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and in Pennsylvania, where passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 battled hijackers to get the plane back. lands in a field instead of another target location.

President Biden did not give any speeches at all three locations. Previously, he released a video on September 10 to offer condolences to the families of the victims and call on the American people to unite as in the face of 9/11 adversity.

In Pennsylvania, former President George W. Bush warned of the threat of domestic terrorism. He recalled how Americans had united after the terrorist attack and called for greater solidarity amid growing political divisions. He also urged the establishment of a common front against violent extremists both at home and abroad.

President Joe Biden and his wife laid a wreath in memory of the terrorist attack at the Pentagon on September 11.  Photo: AP.

President Joe Biden and his wife laid a wreath in memory of the terrorist attack at the Pentagon on September 11. Photo: AP.

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