Biden to visit three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate 20th anniversary

Biden to visit three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate 20th anniversary


President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and honor the 2,996 victims who were killed that day, the White House announced Saturday.

The president, along with first lady Jill Biden , will go to New York City, the Pentagon, and the memorial outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the site where United Flight 93 crashed in a field after passengers regained control of the aircraft from hijackers, to “honor and memorialize the lives lost 20 years ago,” the White House said.

The 20-year anniversary of the fatal attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives on U.S. soil comes less than two weeks after the end of the War in Afghanistan, which lasted for almost two decades. The United States invaded the country weeks after the 2001 terrorist attacks to retaliate against the extremist group al Qaeda , which plotted the commercial plane hijackings,

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