President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorials to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day.
According to the White House, Biden visited a monument outside New York City’s Ground Zero, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, forcing United Airlines Flight 93 to be shot down.
According to the White House, Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Shanksville, Pennsylvania for another event before joining the president in the Pentagon.
Biden’s itinerary is similar to President Barack Obama’s itinerary, which continued in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the attack. Obama’s visit to New York City took place around the same time that the monument was opened where the tower of the iconic World Trade Center once stood.
The next Saturday anniversary will end less than two weeks after the end of the nearly 20-year US war in Afghanistan. The war began weeks after the 9/11 attack to retaliate against al-Qaeda plotters and the Taliban, who provided them with a safe haven.
Biden gained public support to end the conflict, but faced sharp criticism even from allies for the chaotic evacuation of U.S. forces and ally Afghanistan in the last two weeks of August. bottom.
Friday’s Biden ordered the declassification of certain documents related to the September 11 attack in a gesture towards the families of victims who had long sought records in hopes of involving the Saudi government. ..
Many relatives, survivors, and first responders said they would oppose Biden’s participation in the 9/11 commemorative event if the document remained confidential, and then with the government over whether confidential information could be disclosed. Conflicts between families were revealed last month.
Superville was reported by Wilmington, Delaware.