Joe Biden honors those who died on 9/11 in video message
President Biden honored the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and those they left behind, and called for unity in a video message released Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks.
“Children grew up without their parents, and their parents have had to suffer without them. Wives and husbands have had to figure out how to live without their spouses. “Brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, loved ones, and friends have had the challenge of celebrating milestones and birthdays without their partners,” he stated in the prerecorded message that lasted six minutes.
“These commemorations bring back everything as if it was just a few seconds ago, no matter how long it has been,” he said.
Mr. Biden Davis recalled his friend, who was born in Delaware and who lost his oldest son in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
“He said to me to tell people “Don’t worry,” Mr. Biden told Davis after the attacks. “We must not fear .”
The president also encouraged Americans to unite amid deep partisan divisions. He stated that Sept.’s central message was “unity”. 11.
“Unity is America’s greatest strength when we are at our weakest, in the pull and push of everything that makes us human. Unity does not mean we all have to believe the exact same thing, but we do have to have fundamental respect for each other and this country,” Mr. Biden stated.
That is our task, to not only lead by our example, but also to lead with the power of our examples. “And I know that we can,” he continued.
Mr. Biden will travel on Saturday to all three sites. He will start his day at Ground Zero, New York City, before moving to Shanksville (Pa.) and ending his day at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.
He is the first president to visit all three memorials on Sept. 11 since former President Obama did it on the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2001.
White House Press secretary, stated that Mr. Biden felt the need to visit all three sites.
“The President felt it was important to – especially on the 20th anniversary – to remember to visit all three places that have significant meaning to many Americans, especially in those communities and to the family members of people who lost their lives, families who are still mourning loved ones,” she said.