The Americans held, this Sunday (11), In memory of the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks – Attacks that, according to the President of the United States, Joe BidenChanged the course of history for the country.
in New YorkA crowd gathered near the Museum and Memorial in Manhattan, silent for two minutes8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. local time (9:46 a.m. and 10:03 a.m. in Brasilia). These are the exact times when two planes hijacked by Islamic commandos crashed into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, collapsing in a deluge of steel and dust.
Among the audience, Vice President Kamala Harris heard the long list of victims. Biden attended another ceremony at the Pentagon.
Kamala Harris attends a ceremony marking the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks (Image: Reuters)
“While the pain does fade a little over time, my father’s permanent absence is as palpable as ever,” Leslie Albert, John’s son, said after reading the names of several victims, including his father.
“It shouldn’t take another tragedy to unite our nation,” another relative of the victim said, in a call for political figures present to address America’s deep divisions.
On September 11, 2001 2,977 people died In the most violent attacks in history perpetrated by the jihadist al-Qaeda organization.
Two planes crash into the World Trade Center towers New YorkA third hit the Pentagon, and a fourth that appeared to be aimed at the Capitol or the White House crashed in a wooded area of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, following a commuter riot.
None of the four hijacked commercial airliners survived.
In New York, a tribute to the 21-year-old victims of the September 11 attacks – Photo: Reuters
In the Pentagon, with majestic air and a hand on his heart, Joe Biden Sympathy for the relatives of the victims.
During his speech, the Democrat said: “I know to everyone who has lost someone that 21 is the age, not the time at all.”
Biden shared a message he sent on September 11, 2001 by Queen Elizabeth IIwho died on Thursday (8).to the American people.
Joe Biden attends the Pentagon to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacks – Photo: Reuters
Then the king wrote: “Pain is the price you pay for love.”
“The course of American history changed on that day,” the president continued. But what has not changed, he said, is the “character of this nation, the sacrifices, the love, the generosity” that the United States can do.
“Today is not about the past, it’s about the future,” Biden continued, urging Americans to defend democracy and ensure the freedom that terrorists wanted “buried under fire, smoke and ashes.”
In a tweet hours ago, the president vowed to “continue to commemorate the precious lives that were taken from us” during these attacks 21 years ago.
In New York, a boy pays tribute to the victims of 9/11 – Photo: Reuters
Jill Biden, the first lady of the United States, attended a morning party in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The attack “raised the same as all of us,” he said.
“It has changed us all. The attack reminds us that with courage and kindness we can be a light in the dark.”
International leaders also paid tribute to the victims of the attacks that affected the world.
“Ukraine, which faces daily missile attacks, knows very well what terrorism is and sincerely sympathizes with the American people,” the president wrote on Twitter. Volodymyr ZelenskyRussia invaded its country in late February.
Saturday evening, New York It was illuminated with the phrase “Salute in the Light” showing two blue beams projecting into the sky, symbolizing the Twin Towers.
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