Our nation’s current and onetime leads united this morning to commemorate the 20 th anniversary of 9/11.
President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, onetime President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama, onetime President Bill Clinton, and onetime First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were among those in attendance at the opening ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on Saturday( September 11) in New York City.
Joining them in the breast row at the ceremony were former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his partner Diana Taylor, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
There were six times of silence during the ceremony to differentiate the following: when each of the World Trader Center towers were struck, when each of the fortress fell, when the Pentagon was attacked, and the gate-crash of Flight 93.
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Keep scrolling to read Barack Obama’s tribute on 9/11…
” Today we honor the nearly 3,000 guys, women, and children who died on September 11, 2001, and even more who lost their lives in service to home countries in the two decades since. We reaffirm our commitment to keep a sacred trust with the families of such — including the children who lost mothers, and who showed such amazing resilience. But this anniversary is also about showing on what we’ve learned in the 20 years since that frightful morning.
” That inventory of assignments is long and proliferating. But one thing that became clear on 9/11 — and has been clear ever since — is that America has always been home to heroes who run towards danger in order to do what is right.
” For Michelle and me, the enduring image of that day is not simply descend pillars or smoldering debris. It’s the firefighters flowing up the stairs as others were running down. The passengers deciding to storm a cockpit, knowing it could be their final achievement. The voluntaries showing up at recruiters’ powers in all regions of the country in the days that followed, willing to employed their lives on the line.
” Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen the same courage and selflessness on display again and again. We construed it ten years ago when, after years of persistence, our military brought justice to Osama bin Laden. And we’re seeing it today — in the doctors and nurses, bone tired, doing what they can to save lives; the servicemembers, some of whom weren’t even suffer 20 years ago, putting themselves at risk to save Americans and help refugees find a better life; the first responders battling hooting shells and rising waters to produce families to safety. They represent what is best in America, and what can and should bring us together.
” 9/11 reminded us how so many Americans give of themselves in remarkable modes — not just in moments of enormous crisis, but every day. Let’s never be pointed out that, and let’s never take them for granted. #NeverForget911 .”
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