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9/11 memorial news: Biden lays wreath at Pentagon as Trump teases 2024 run

Family members of victims read the names of those who died during the attacks

Jon Sharman,Lamiat Sabin,Graig Graziosi
Monday 13 September 2021 07:42
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George W. Bush says US faces violence threat 'from within' at Pennsylvania 9/11 memorial

Joe Biden visited the Pentagon to attend a wreath laying ceremony with First Lady Jill Biden. The president spent the majority of Saturday attending memorials, first at Ground Zero in New York, then at the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and finally at the Pentagon in Washington DC.

Mr Biden praised former President George W Bush’s speech during an unannounced stop at a Shanksville, Pennsylvania fire department. Mr Biden commended Mr Bush for encouraging American unity, calling it “a genuinely good speech, about who we are, we’re not.” He went on to say that “he core of who we are is not divided, it’s just this notion of, I don’t know how to explain it.”

Former President Donald Trump did not visit Ground Zero Saturday to attend the 20th anniversary ceremony commemorating the 9/11 terror attacks. He did release a video earlier in the day attacking Joe Biden for the Afghanistan troop withdrawal, and later visited an NYPD precinct where he visited with police officers. During his visit to the police precinct he hinted that he would run for president again in 2024.

Vice President Kamala Harris and former President George W Bush addressed families at the United Airlines Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a memorial recognises passengers who brought down the plane after learning two others had been used to attack the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September, 2001.

An earlier ceremony at the site of the World Trade Center collapse in New York City recognised the victims who were killed, as the names of the nearly 3,000 victims were read aloud over several hours. Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton also attended the ceremony.

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Bruce Springsteen performs “I’ll See You in My Dreams” during memorial service

Bruce Springsteen performed his song “I’ll See You in My Dreams” during the second moment of silence at the Manhattan 9/11 memorial service.

Mr Springsteen’s 2002 album, “The Rising,” was written in response to the attacks.

Bruce Springsteen sings at Ground Zero 9/11 memorial
Graig Graziosi11 September 2021 14:22
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Trump records 9/11 anniversary message, spends most of it slamming Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan

Donald Trump recorded a video message ostensibly for the 20th anniversary of 9/11, but spent most of the message attack Joe Biden for the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“We had $85 billion of the finest and most sophisticated military equipment, taken from us without even a shot being fired. The leader of our country was made to look like a fool,” Mr Trump says in the message. He goes on to accuse the Biden White House of “bad planning” and showing “incredible weakness” before teasing another presidential run by saying “do not fear, American will be made great again.”

Graig Graziosi11 September 2021 14:45
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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says “it’s a sin to politicise the 9/11 ceremony” before politicising the ceremony

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani - who was in office during the 9/11 terror attack - posted a tweet claiming that “it’s a sin to politicise the 9/11 ceremony.” He then immediately politicised the ceremony by complaining that he did not “recognize any of the people up front being here that day saving lives.” The people “up front” include Joe Biden and former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“But there were many who were here and risked their lives to save others. They are roped off and put way back. Priority….politics!” Mr Giuliani wrote.

Graig Graziosi11 September 2021 15:04
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Watch live as the 9/11 memorial ceremony is held in Shanksville, Pennsvylvania, remembering those who died on Flight 93

Tune in to Independent TV to watch the 9/11 memorial ceremony remembering those who lost their lives on Flight 93, which was brought down by passengers before it could be used as a weapon.

Watch live as 9/11 memorial ceremony held in Pennsylvania

Former US President George W. Bush is to speak at a site in the town of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to remember those who lost their lives when the hijacked Flight 93 was brought down on 11 September, 2001.President Joe Biden is to join the ceremony later – which is already being attended by Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentlemen Doug Emhoff.Twenty years on from the 9/11 terrorist attacks, memorials have been taking place in various locations around the United States to remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives that day.

Graig Graziosi11 September 2021 15:07
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Former President George W Bush, Vice President Kamala Harris to attend Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania

Vice President Kamala Harris and former President George W Bush will be in attendance at the Flight 93 9/11 memorial ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Mr Bush and Ms Harris are scheduled to address the crowd, which is gathered at the crash site of United Flight 93, which was hijacked and then retaken by passengers, before it was crashed into a field.

Captured Al-Qaeda commanders have reportedly claimed that the US Captiol was the plane’s intended target.

Graig Graziosi11 September 2021 15:18
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Sixth - and final - moment of silence commemorates North Tower collapse

The sixth and final moment of silence at the Manhattan 9/11 memorial ceremony was held at 10:28 am EST to commemorate the collapse of the World Trade Centre’s North Tower.

The moment was observed with the tolling of a bell.

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Former President George W Bush speaks at Flight 93 memorial

Former President George W Bush spoke at the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. “A random group of Americans is an exceptional group of people,” Mr Bush said of the Flight 93 passengers.

He praised the courage of the passengers on Flight 93 who stopped the hijackers from using the plane as a weapon, and of Americans who he said were “unified” following the attacks. He also warned of extremism that foments both abroad and at home, claiming both groups of extremists had a desire to destroy the nation’s symbols.

George W. Bush says US faces violence threat 'from within' at Pennsylvania 9/11 memorial
Graig Graziosi11 September 2021 15:57
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Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at Flight 93 memorial

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at the Flight 93 memorial for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. She praised the unity of Americans in the aftermath of the attacks and called on citizens to look back in order to move the country forward.

“On this 20th anniversary, on this solemn day of remembrance, we must challenge ourselves to, yes, look back. For the sake of our children. For the sake of their children.And for that reason, we must also look forward.We must also look toward the future,” she said.

She said unity in the US was “possible” and said it would be necessary for the country to survive. “On the days that followed September 11th, 2001, we were all reminded that unity is possible in America. We were reminded, too, that unity is imperative in America. It is essential to our shared prosperity, our national security, and to our standing in the world,” she said.

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New Yorkers remember victims of 9/11 at Ground Zero ceremony

The Independent’s Richard Hall collects the memories of New Yorkers as they gathered to remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and commemorate those who lost their lives that day. “In one way it seems like yesterday, another way it seems like an eternity,” Joe Lapointe, a lieutenant in the New York Fire Department, told The Independent as he arrived for the ceremony to honour victims at Ground Zero. Read the rest of the recollections below...

‘It seems like yesterday’: New York remembers the victims of 9/11 at Ground Zero

Family members read the names of the victims in memorial plaza, 20 years on since the tragedy

Graig Graziosi11 September 2021 16:45
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New Yorkers remember victims of 9/11 at Ground Zero ceremony

The Independent’s Richard Hall collects the memories of New Yorkers as they gathered to remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and commemorate those who lost their lives that day. “In one way it seems like yesterday, another way it seems like an eternity,” Joe Lapointe, a lieutenant in the New York Fire Department, told The Independent as he arrived for the ceremony to honour victims at Ground Zero. Read the rest of the recollections below...

‘It seems like yesterday’: New York remembers the victims of 9/11 at Ground Zero

Family members read the names of the victims in memorial plaza, 20 years on since the tragedy

Graig Graziosi11 September 2021 16:45

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