President Joe Biden and his predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton attend a memorial service for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.
The 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks was held at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, which once housed the twin towers of the World Trade Center, in the presence of President Joe Biden, his predecessor. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama with their wives and hundreds of people.
They wore blue ribbons on their shirts and prayed together before the procession of the national flag. Some carried photos of relatives killed in the attack.
Biden is also expected to visit two other memorials, Stonycreek Fields in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon, where two planes were shot down by terrorists.
All four hijackings left more than 3,000 people dead and tens of thousands injured.
In his speech to mark the 20th anniversary of the event, Biden emphasized that America has shown a true spirit of solidarity after the historic terrorist attack. “Heroism is everywhere, both where it’s expected and where we don’t expect it,” he said, emphasizing the message that solidarity is America’s greatest strength.
The US president is not expected to make any other speeches in the series of memorial events. During the ceremony in New York, the speakers were relatives of the victims.
Former President George W. Bush attends a memorial service in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump was in New York but did not attend the memorial service. He plans to comment on a boxing match in Florida on the evening of 9/11.
Trung Nhan (Follow AP)