American President Joe Biden will visit all the memorial sites of the 9/11 attack on September 11, 2021, which marks the 20th anniversary of the event. He will inspect several sites such as ground zero in New York City, the Pentagon, and the dedicatory outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Besides the President, the first lady, Jill Biden will also pay a visit at the memorials.
Joe Biden to Visit the 9/11 Memorials
President Joe Biden will pay a tribute to all the people who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack on September 11, the day that marks the 20th anniversary of the event. He will visit several sites such as ground zero in New York City, the Pentagon, and the dedicatory placed outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The first lady, Jill Biden will also accompany the President in his visit to the memorials. Moreover, the White House also said that Vice-President, Kamala Harris will also reach the location. But she will travel before the President for another event alongside her husband, Doug Emhoff.
Biden Following the Footsteps of Barack Obama
On the day that marked the 10th anniversary of the event, the then President, Barack Obama followed the same ritual. Henceforth, President Joe Biden is following in his footsteps. Obama’s visit overlapped with the opening of a memorial site at the place where the World Trade Centre once stood. However, the 20th anniversary falls amid these horrific situations going on in Afghanistan. The war between the US and Afghanistan was launched within two weeks of the 9/11 event. It was the Taliban who provided the Al-Qaida plotters safe haven in the war-torn country.
Joe Biden to Declassify Several Documents of the 9/11 Attack
Within the recent few weeks, the United States has evacuated several troops from Afghanistan. Although some people have appreciated this effort, Joe Biden has also received criticism for not doing things properly. The public, including his allies, blames him for the chaotic situation.
Besides that, the President has also directed the declassification of the 9/11 documents. There are chances that several things will come to light as the declassification occurs. However, the victims of the attacks or their relatives would object to Biden’s participation in the 9/11 memorial event.