Biden paused briefly in front of the ceremonial wreath, touched it, and placed his hand over his heart.The ceremony was also attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, who delivered remarks.
The White House said attendees for the president’s remarks at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial included “families of the deceased, first responders, first responder group representatives, and Pentagon leaders.” announced that it is
Early Sunday morning, Mr. Biden said he had “plans” for the families of victims who died in 2018. September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
Responding to questions from reporters before boarding Air Force One to travel from Delaware to Washington, D.C., Mr. Biden asked whether there were plans to deal with the families of 9/11 victims seeking justice after the attacks. When asked, he replied: , we have plans for that,” without elaborating.
Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris met with families who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks after arriving at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Harris, who is attending a memorial service at Ground Zero, also met with her first responders, according to White House officials.
First Lady Jill Biden will also speak at a 9/11 memorial service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Sunday morning. The first lady will be joined by her sister, Bonnie Jacobs, her communications director Elizabeth Alexander, who is a United Airlines flight attendant, told CNN.
About 3,000 people were killed in attacks orchestrated by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The hijacked airliner crashed into fields near the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
This story has been updated with additional developments.