Biden: “This is not only a day of remembrance, but also a day of renewal and determination”

Biden: “This is not only a day of remembrance, but also a day of renewal and determination”

Biden:

President Joe Biden. September 11, 2022   Biden: «This is not only a day of remembrance, but also a day of renewal and determination»

US Marks 21st Anniversary of 9/11

President Joe Biden delivered an address to Americans on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at a Pentagon memorial ceremony Sunday. The President laid a wreath and honored the memory of the victims of the tragedy.

“We will never forget, we will never give up,” Biden said. “We will always be committed to preventing another attack on the United States.”

head of the White House. We must do this every day. Therefore, this is not only a day of remembrance, but also a day of renewal and determination for every American who is committed to our country, the principles it embodies, our democracy.”

“Despite all the changes that have taken place over the past 21 years, the stalwart determination of the American people to defend themselves against those who wish us harm and to bring justice to those responsible for the attacks on our people has never wavered,” Biden continued. “We have a duty, a duty, a duty to defend, protect and protect our democracy, the very democracy that guarantees the rights and freedom that the 9/11 terrorists tried to bury in fire, smoke and ashes.”

In his speech, the President mentioned the late Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.

“Grief is the price we pay for love,” Biden said, referring to the words of the British Queen, who passed away last week. “Many of us have experienced such grief, you have all experienced it. And on this day when the price seems so high, Jill and I remember you all and you will always be in our hearts.”

Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband spoke at the World Trade Center in New York.

By tradition, no political figure speaks at Ground Zero.

Numerous commemorative events take place throughout the country.

First Lady Jill Biden spoke in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where one of the planes hijacked by al-Qaeda fell after passengers and crew members tried to storm the cockpit of the pilots seized by terrorists.

It has been 21 years since the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil.

Relatives of the victims, as well as public and political figures, today gather at the crash sites of the planes that were at the center of the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

During the reading of names, personal statements are often added that express the feelings of Americans associated with September – grief, anger, resilience, gratitude to first responders and the military, calls for patriotism, hopes for peace, sometimes political taunts, and sometimes a list of proms, weddings, births and everyday events that the victims of the tragedy did not have a chance to experience.< br />
Some relatives of the victims are concerned that the country, once somewhat united after the attacks it experienced, has since been split in many ways. Recall in this regard that the federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which were restructured to fight international terrorism after September 11, now consider the threat of domestic violent extremism no less urgent.