President Joe Biden forged unity because the nation’s “best power” in an handle to the nation marking the twentieth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults.
Within the six-and-a-half-minute speech launched on Friday, at some point earlier than the anniversary, Biden mirrored on the heroic acts that shined by the horrifying day when 19 males hijacked planes and crashed them into the World Commerce Heart in New York Metropolis, the Pentagon, and a area in Pennsylvania.
“Within the days following Sept. 11, 2001, we noticed heroism in every single place,” Biden mentioned. “In locations anticipated and sudden, we additionally noticed one thing all too uncommon: a real sense of nationwide unity. Unity and resilience, the capability to get well and restore within the face of trauma … Unity is what makes us who we’re. America at its greatest … At our most weak, within the push and pull of all that makes us human, within the battle for the soul of America, unity is our best power.”
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The president additionally spoke to the place the US holds on the world stage in historical past.
“We’re distinctive within the historical past of the world as a result of we’re the one nation primarily based on an concept,” Biden mentioned within the video filmed on the White Home. “An concept that everybody is created equal and must be handled equally all through their lives. That’s the job earlier than us. To as soon as once more lead not simply by the instance of our energy however by the facility of our instance.”
20 years after September 11, 2001, we commemorate the two,977 lives we misplaced and honor those that risked and gave their lives. As we noticed within the days that adopted, unity is our best power. It’s what makes us who we’re — and we will’t overlook that. pic.twitter.com/WysK8m3LAb
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 10, 2021
Biden is predicted to go to New York Metropolis ; Shanksville, Pennsylvania ; and the Pentagon — the areas the place all three planes crashed to honor the two,977 women and men who died within the assaults orchestrated by al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. Biden isn’t anticipated to present any remarks.
Former President George W. Bush, president when the Sept. 11 assaults occurred, will be part of Biden at Shanksville, and former President Barack Obama will be part of Biden in New York Metropolis.
The anniversary comes lower than two weeks after the ultimate U.S. troops left Afghanistan after 20 years of battle to root out al Qaeda.