“I know for all those who of you who lost someone, 21 years is both a lifetime and no time at all,” Biden said at the Pentagon National Memorial on 9/11. in Arlington, Virginia. “His good remember. These memories help us heal but can also open up hurt and take us back until the moment when the grief was so rough.”
“It’s not enough to stand up for democracy once in year or from time to time. This is what we must do every single day,” the President said. “So this is not only a day to remember, but also a day of update and resolve for every American and our dedication to this country.”
“And now Zawahiri can never again threaten an American people’, the president said.
Before the speech, Biden participated in wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon with a short pause in front of ceremonial wreath to touch and then put your hand over his heart. He was joined in event chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff of Staff Mark Milley and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
White House announced before the attendants for The President’s speech at the Pentagon National Memorial on 9/11 included:family members of fell, first defendant, representatives first response teams and Department of Defense Leadership.
Biden also said Sunday morning in Delaware that he has a “plan” for families of 9/11 victims.
Answering questions from reporters before boarding Air Force One for a trip to Washington, D.C., Biden when asked if he had a deal plan with families of 9/11 victims who want justice after terror attacks, replied: “Yes, there is a plan for what,” without specifying.
As well as first Lady Jill Biden spoke Sunday at the 9/11 memorial ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania where she was joined her sister Bonnie Jacobs, a flight attendant for United Airlines.
former secretary of Hillary Clinton State, who was a senator from New York at the time of 9/11 attacks, said on Sunday that the day was “an indelible part of of my memories.”
“I am grateful that we were able to come together as a country during this truly terrible time. We put aside the differences. wish we could find ways of doing it againClinton told CNN’s Dana Basch. on “State of Union.”
“We also think we’ve been reminded of how it is important to try to negotiate with extremism of any kind, especially when it uses violence to achieve political and ideological goals,” she said. added. “I one who believes that from what happened to us on September 11, what are we should be very aware of during this time in our country and worldx history.”
This story was updated with additional developments.
CNN’s Rashard Rose, Kate Bennett, Aaron Pelish, and Devan Cole contributed to this report.