As the country prepares to remember the victims of the September 11 attacks that shook the world, US President Joe Biden has called for unity among the people.
In a video released to mark the 20th anniversary, he paid tribute to the 2,977 people who lost their lives.
Speaking about the emergency workers who responded to the attacks, Biden said, “We respect all those who gave their lives after minutes, hours, months and years.”
And, ‘no matter how much time has passed, these memories bring back with pain everything as if you got the message a few seconds ago,’ the president said.
At the same time, ‘we have learned that unity is something that can never be broken,’ he added.
Commemorative events are scheduled for today. Biden, who will lead the commemoration, will visit three attack sites with the first lady, Jill Biden.
On September 11, 2001, four US passenger planes were hijacked and carried out suicide bombings in an attack by Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
Two of them attacked the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Another plane collided with the Pentagon outside the US capital, Washington DC. The fourth plane crashed into a ground in Pennsylvania due to a struggle of the passengers.
All four passengers on the plane were killed in the attacks. Of these, 246 were civilians. 19 terrorists were buried.
A total of 2,977 people were killed in these attacks. Of these, 300 are foreigners. More than 6,200 people were injured.
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