Biden stresses on Unity for 20th anniversary of 9/11

On 11th September 2021, it was the 20 year anniversary of the devastating twin tower bombing Al Qaeda. In a pre-recorded video, President Joe Biden called for unity in the country and said that it is the central lesson after 9/11. He paid tribute to the 2977 killed from the 2001 attacks in New York city, Arlington and Shanksville. He spent a day attending commemorative events, also attending a memorial event at ground zero with First Lady Jill Biden. After that they flew to Shanksville, Pennsylvania where they paid their respects at the Flight 93 memorial.

“Unity doesn’t mean we have to believe the same thing. We must have a fundamental respect in each other and faith in this nation”, said the president on Saturday. Biden also referred to the racism and islamophobia against American Muslims post 9/11, calling it “darker forces of human nature” Vice president Kamla Harris also tweeted “They remind us that the strength of human spirit knows no bounds”, on the lives lost the incident.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said “9/11 shaped the trajectory of our nation and how we engaged with the world”.

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