On Saturday, the American President Joe Biden along with First Lady, Jill Biden and former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former First Lady, Michelle Obama paid a visit to all three sites of the September 11 attacks as the nation marked its 20th anniversary.
“The president felt it was important to visit each of these three sites to commemorate the lives lost, the sacrifices made on a day that has impacted millions of people across the country but certainly many people in those communities.” The White House Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Friday. Yearly U.S president usually go to one of the three sites of the 9/11 accident because it is unusual to go to all three sites.
The President and the First Lady began the day in New York where they attended a ceremony at the site where the World trade Centre was once positioned before the unfortunate incident that caused the buildings to crumble.The President proceeded to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and were scheduled to return to the Washington area and visit the pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania , where passengers on United flight 93 overcame the hijackers and the plane crashed in the field, preventing another target from being hit.
The Bidens, former presidents and their wives shared a moment of silence by 8:46am with the crowd to mark the time the first plane hit. At the World trade Centre site, the New York Police Department pipes and drums played “Hard times Come Again No More.”