On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, President Biden calls for “unity.”
The president addressed the nation in a video and spoke about one of America’s greatest tragedies.
Today marks the twentieth anniversary of a tragic tragedy that altered the course of history. When the Twin Towers fell, almost 3,000 people were murdered, and over 1,000 individuals remain unaccounted for to this day. President Joe Biden issued a video addressing America and the globe about the incident that has continued to be disputed by politicians, individuals, and conspiracy theories this week to honor the sad anniversary.
“We honor all those who risked and gave their lives in the minutes, hours, months, and years afterward,” said Biden. “No matter how much time has passed, these commemorations bring everything painfully back as if you just got the news a few seconds ago.”
The president also addressed the “darker elements of human nature: fear and hatred, resentment, and violence toward Muslim Americans” that arose as a result of the tragedy. “We learnt that the one thing that must never be broken is togetherness.”
He said in the description of his film, “We mourn the 2,977 souls lost and thank those who risked and gave their lives [twenty] years after September 11, 2001. Our greatest power, as we witnessed in the days that followed, is togetherness. We must remember that it is what makes us who we are.”
Below is the president’s video, as well as a few 9/11-related postings.