It’s been 20 years since 9/11, the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil.
The commemoration ceremony, which started at ground zero in New York, started with a ringing bell. A minute’s silence was held for approximately 3,000 people who lost their lives in the deadly attacks.
US President Joe Biden, former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, members of Congress and other statesmen joined a crowd of relatives of the victims at Memorial Square in New York.
Biden Will Attend All Three Ceremonies
As part of the commemoration events, US President Joe Biden will visit all three places hit by hijacked planes in the September 11 attacks.
The President of the United States will travel to the state of Pennsylvania from here. Biden will also attend the event in the field, where one of the hijacked planes was intercepted and shot down by passengers just as it was about to hit another target, and will then return to Washington to attend the memorial service at the Pentagon, the symbol of the US military.
A video of a speech by Biden, who will not be speaking at the commemorations he attended, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Friday evening, has been released.
The Emphasis On Togetherness In Biden’s Speech
In his speech here, Biden emphasized the sense of national unity and said, “For me, the main lesson learned from 9/11 is this: Unity is our greatest strength.”
While strict security measures were taken at the ceremony attended by thousands of people, the relatives of the victims began to read the names of the deceased in tears.
The names of 2,977 people who lost their lives were read one by one.