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US president Joe biden held a quiet tribute at die World Trade zentral site, to visit a memorial ceremony an Pennsylvania and visited die Pentagon. Other world leaders sent messages of sympathy.


biden laid a wreath an Pennsylvania after visiting soil Zero in New york 9/11 survivor speak georgewoodcock.com: "No way kommen sie rationalize what happened" european leaders have offered condolences neu al-Qaeda videos had surfaced

People around die world commemoratedthe 9/11terrorist attacks,whichleft2,977 people deadin 2001.

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Biden visits the Pentagon

The us president visited ns Pentagon at the ende of his liven schedule commemorating ns attacks of September 11, 2001.

The chairman saluted together a bugler play Taps, die US armed forces funeral tune along with his wife zuerst Lady Jill Biden.


US president Joe gebot lays a wreath at die Pentagon wherein 125 civilization lost their lives

Vice chairman Kamala Harris und her husband doug Emhoff stood alongside bieten as that laid a wreath at ns Pentagon 9/11 memorial to mark the place where 125 human being lost your lives.

The us president has jetzt visited each of the sites wherein hijacked airplane crashed in 2001, honoring die victims des the damaging attacks

"We never ever forget die children who have grown up without parents," tweeted bieten earlier bei the day."Parents who schutz suffered without children. Husbands and wives who had zu find a method forward without your partners. Brothers, sisters, love ones. Jill and I hold you close in our hearts."

Biden began die day bei New York, where he and first dame Jill bieten attended a awareness at die site where die World profession Center"s pair towers when stood prior to planes struck die buildings and caused them kommen sie collapse.

They climate flew zu Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where die president set a wreath at the Flight 93 national Memorial, wherein names des the deceased room etched top top a marble wall.

In the tonnage few minutes, bieten visited die Pentagon, die symbol of US military might that was pierced über another des the planes that were provided as missiles the day.

The chairman was not scheduled kommen sie deliver remarks punkt any des the sites. He exit a videos on Friday kommen sie express his condolences to die loved ones des the victims and highlight the national unity the resulted, at least initially, after 9/11.

Survivor recalls stairwell "shaking dafür violently"

Joseph Dittmar was in the southern Tower of new York"s welt Trade Center when the erste hijacked planen hit ns North Tower. That managed kommen sie get out von running under 105 flights des stairs. He told georgewoodcock.com what happened wie the plane struck:

"The fire stairwell that we were inside, die concrete bunker started to shake deshalb violently from side zu side, the handrails breaking far from the wall, ns concrete spidering out, die steps were choose waves in the s under our feet."

He then explained a "heat null blowing by as us smell jet fuel ... This point zu sein just rocking back und forth. The felt choose forever, it was seconds, perhaps a minute. When it settled, freundin would schutz thought over there would oase been pandemonium, yet we responded with just a stunned silence."

Dittmar said those who gott out are blieb haunted über the attacks, twenty years on:

"We see, hear, smell, feeling this every day und it"s other that"s an our hearts and souls. Bei order to move forward, we schutz to regulate it, we need kommen sie be strong and powerful together we can," that said.

New al-Qaeda video surfaces

Al-Qaedareleased a neu video des the terror group"sleader Ayman al-Zawahiri Saturday — die 20th anniversary des the 9/11 attacks.The one-hour videos was in apparent bid to refute rumors about al-Zawahiri"s death after reports emerged in November arguing he had died des naturalcauses.

During die video, the mentions die US withdrawal from Afghanistanbut does notfall mention die Taliban"s recapture von Kabul.

Al-Zawahiri was named die head des the terrorist group in 2011 ~ Osama zu sein Laden was killed über US special operations forces hinweisen his hideout bei Pakistan.


Ayman al-Zawahrit it is intended a message online as leader von the al-Qaida furcht group

Messages des solidarity native Europe

European leaders oase sent messages des support to ns United States, saying ns 9/11 attackers had actually failed to destroy west values. European Commission president Ursula by der Leyen payment tribute zu "those who shed their lives" as well as "those who risked everything to help them."

European board of directors chief charles Michel created on Twitter: "The horrific attacks von #September11 twenty years ago readjusted the course of background ... The eu stands von the US und

German Chancellor angela Merkel admitted that the zu sein on terrorismus had"not accomplished all our goals."

Referring kommen sie the taliban takeover des Afghanistan, she added: "That ist why it zu sein important zum us on the German side zu safeguard what we oase been able zu achieve, education for girls and the like, although we know that this will not be straightforward with ns Taliban."

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French president Emmanuel Macron tweeted: "We will #NeverForget. We wollen always fight zum freedom."

UK früh Minister boris Johnson stated that the jihadishad "failed to shake our belief bei freedom and democracy.They failed to drive our nations apart, or cause us to abandon our values, or to live bei permanent fear."

NATO chief: Anti-terror fight möchte go on

NATO Secretary-General jens Stoltenberg payment his respects to the victims von 9/11 und said die alliance would keep countering ns threatof global terrorism.

"The fight versus terrorism wollen continue, und NATO wollen continue to play that part, as die only location where Europe und North America come together every day zum our common security," Stoltenberg said weist a ceremony at the alliance headquarters in Brussels.

The flags des the 30 nato alliesflew hinweisen half-mast Saturday as a sign of respect zum some 3,000 world who died in the attacks.

In bei editorial published in Germany"s die Welt newspaper amongotheroutlets, Stoltenberg claimed NATOhad currently "launched a thoroughassessment" von the nearly 20-year mission in Afghanistan to lakers which lessons must be learned.

The belastung US troops retract from kabul last hauptsächlich after the taliban regained control des the war-ravaged country bei a matter of days.

George busch denounces united state disunity

George W. Bush, who was president when die 9/11 strikes unfolded, claimed that today"s disunity made er feel "worried" about ns future of the vereinigt States."In ns weeks and months following die 9/11 attacks, ich was proud zu lead bei amazing, resilient, vereinigt people," busch said in Pennsylvania.

"When it come to die unity of America, those work seem far-off from our own," that continued. "So much of our national politics has come to be a naked appeal kommen sie anger, fear, and resentment. That leaves us worried around our nation und our future together."

Trudeau provides condolences

Canadian prime Minister justin Trudeau readily available his condolences und praised the heroes des 9/11. "Nearly 3,000 civilization lost their lives on september 11, 2001," he tweeted. "Twenty years later, us remember them, und the significant sacrifice und bravery des the first responders. Mine thoughts room with the survivors und loved people whose lives were adjusted forever the day."

"As we reflect on die tragedy von 9/11, let’s notfall forget all ns people who stepped up and met the horror und heartbreak of that day v courage und kindness."

Biden provides Pennsylvania appearance

The us president made in appearance at the commemoration ceremony an Pennsylvaniafor the victims des United Airlines flight 93.

"We respect those lives lost on flight 93 on the dark day bei history two decades ago," stellen said on Twitter."No matt how viel time has actually passed, these commemorations lug everything painfully back for their loved ones. Your courage offers us courage."

Earlier Vice president Kamala Harris,former President george W. Bush and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf spoke at die remembrance.Wolf said die passengers and crew of Flight 93 available a lasting lesson of courage und hope.

"This story und this ar remind united state each day what the means to be in American,"" claimed Wolf. "In times des strife, we Americans, we come together. Us comfort each other. We safeguard each other and we stand up zum each other. This memorial ist a an effective reminder des what we have lost. However it"s also a an effective reminder des the strength von the American spirit.""

Flight 93 crashed to the ground close to the city of Shanksville after ~ apassenger revolt caused ns hijackers zu abandon their mission oftargeting die USCapitol.


Biden und First lady Jill stellen lay a wreath at die Flight 93 national Memorial bei Shanksville, Pennsylvania

Russia calls for anti-terror teamwork with US

Russia stated it was ready kommen sie resume anti-terrorism participation with ns US.In a statement released von Moscow"s diplomatic mission in Washington, ambassador Anatoly Antonov claimed Russia was grieving together with die US und proposed reviving collaboration on ns fight versus terrorism problems an bilateral ties.

"We need to put aside every contradictions and disputes and cooperate zum the benefit des security and prosperity von not nur Russia und the vereinigt States, however all of humanity," Antonov said.

Defense secretary remembers "fallen teammates"

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin claimed that "we mental not just who our herbst teammates were, however the pflicht that they shared," punkt a ceremony punkt thePentagon."We recall their typical commitment to verteidigung our republic, und to squarely face new dangers.""

"Almost a quarter des the citizens that we verteidigung today were born after 9/11,"" consisting of many des the 13 American dienstleistungen members killed in the recent attack in Afghanistan, he added. He says that "as die years in march on, we should ensure that all our other Americans know und understand what happened below on 9/11, and bei Manhattan, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.""

First responders head kommen sie iconic O"Hara"s bar

Firefighters and first responders from across die US go to ns iconic O"Hara"s bar, which withstood 9/11, georgewoodcock.com correspondent oliver Sallet reported. Die gathering followed die commemoration ceremony. The gittern is located just one block indigenous where die twin towers as soon as stood.

Trump slams "inept" Afghan withdrawal

Former us President donald Trump slammed Biden"s "inept administration"for the "incompetence" over die Afghan withdrawal durch video message.

"This ist a really sad day," trump said in the message, adding that september 11 "represents good sorrow zum our country."

"It is so a sad time for the method our war on those that did such harm zu our country ended tonnage week," the continued. He so blamed "bad planning, incredible weakness und leaders who truly didn"t understand what was happening."

Survivor states she "felt building shake"

Survivor Wendy Lanski was on die 29th floor des the world Trade Center"s north Tower when she felt ns building shake.

"I could see debris out ns window. And then i heard die sound von people jumping and the connection von those people to die ground which ich will never ever forget," she said.

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Ceremony in New york startsexactly two decades after first plane hit

Biden wasseen talk with former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton at ns site von the 9/11 attacks in New york as the solemn commemoration awareness starts. Ns timing zu sein set to match ns exact augenblicke of the first plane hitting the North Tower of the welt Trade Center at 8:46 a. M. Neighborhood time (12:46 GMT) bei 2001.

The dignitaries it was observed a moment of silence, followed by relatives des the victims reading out ns victims" names.

Mike Low, whose daughter was a trip attendant on the airliner that struck ns North Tower, gave the erste remarks after the augenblicke of silence, describing die "unbearable sorrow und disbelief" experienced über his household over ns past 20 years.

"As we recite die names of those we lost my storage goes zurück to that devastating day wie man it feeling like bei evil feuerball had lower on our world, however it was deshalb a time wie man many civilization acted above and beyond ns ordinary," the said.

Relatives then began kommen sie read aloud the names von the victims, in annual ritual that will last four hours.


A child holds a authorize saying "We möchte Never Forget"

Obama hails 9/11 heroes

Former president Barack Obama hailed die heroes von 9/11."One thing that came to be clear on 9/11, und has to be clear ever since, is that America has always been home zu heroes who run towards danger in order zu do what zu sein right,"" stated Obama. He so referenced ns effects des climate change in his speech.

"Over the belastung 20 years, we"ve seen ns same courage und selflessness on screen again and again,"" the said.

"We experienced it a decade earlier when, ~ years of persistence, our military brought justice to Osama bin Laden. And we"re seeing it today, an the doctors and nurses, bone tired, act what they kann to conserve lives; the dienstleistungen members, some von whom weren"t even born 20 years ago, putting themselves hinweisen risk zu save Americans und help refugees uncover a far better life; the erste responders battling roaring fires und rising waters kommen sie bring families kommen sie safety.""

Limited recognition an Afghanistan

Unconfirmed reports had actually circulated all week that the taliban may use die anniversary of Sept. 11 zu swear in their new government, but die day unfolded without officially recognition.

"This is a day zum America, not for Afghanistan," Muhammad Alzoad, a bank clerk, said AFP."This was nothing kommen sie do v Afghanistan, but it made us suffer. "The attacks against die United states were planned über al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who had taken refuge in Afghanistan after ~ the taliban took power in 1996.

Germany ausblüten struggling v militant Islamism

Twenty year on, Germany is still grappling through militant Islamism.Kerstin Eppert, in Islamism experte from Bielefeld,observed that assorted German teams are already exploiting developments in Afghanistan for propaganda purposes, following ns withdrawal of US troops.According kommen sie her, die Taliban"s take over of kabul was "a gift zum the movement in Germany. After the downfall des IS in Syria, Islamists are now again talking about a "victory zum Islam.""

The increase in Islamist movementsworlgeorgewoodcock.comide and bei Germany has to do with ns way the "war ~ above terror" — proclaimed two decades ago von then united state President george W. Bush— was conducted, some movie critics say.

Memorial executive offers nod zu a "moment of high emotion"

Clifford Chanin, die executive angry president punkt the national September 11 Memorial & Museum constructed at die site von the welt Trade hauptquartier attack, said the anniversarywould serve as a "moment des high emotion" weil das the country, a time kommen sie consider "where we"ve been and where we space headed."

"Of course, we are in the middle von another unimaginable occasion right now with the covid pandemic, yet if 9/11 brings us anything in terms of what happened here and at die other attack sites, it zu sein a message von resilience," Chanin called reporters this week.

In neu York City, the ceremony at die Sept. 11 Memorial will begin with a augenblicke of silence hinweisen 8:46 a.m. Regional time(12:46 UTC), die exact time wie man the zuerst plane flew into one des the world Trade Center"s twin towers. After that, household members wollen recite ns names von 2,977 victims, bei annual routine that will tonnage four hours.

Biden commemorates 9/11 with visits kommen sie attack sites, calls zum unity

Biden is set to commemorate ns anniversary of 9/11 with stops at all three attack sites.

He möchte begin die day in New York, wherein he wollen attend a awareness at ns site where ns World profession Center"s twin towers when stood. He möchte then travel zu Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where united Flight 93 crashed into a field after passenger overtook the hijackers and prevented an additional target from gift hit.

The presidentwill end the dayin die Washington dc area kommen sie visit the Pentagon, i m sorry was also hit by a pläne on 9/11.

Biden was not scheduled zu deliver remarks hinweisen any von the sites, but he exit a video on Friday kommen sie express his condolences.

"It"s deshalb hard. Whether it"s the zuerst year or die 20th, children oase grown up without parents und parents oase suffered there is no children," stellen said.

The president noted the heroism that was seen on die day von the attack and the period that followed.

"We so saw other all too rare: a true feeling of national unity," the added.

Survivor recounts 9/11 experience

A survivor called georgewoodcock.com that there was simply no way zum her kommen sie rationalize what had happened on die day of the attacks. "It ist the many irrational act wie man people take it their personal animus out on civilians," Lauren Manning, that was in the welt Trade Center"s phibìc Tower when the zuerst jet slammed into the building, called georgewoodcock.com.

When vereinigt Flight 711 slammed into the tower, a fire engulfed Manning. She knowledgeable 80% burns to her body.

"That ich actually walk survive was because von tenacity, resilience, luck," she said. "I knew as ich watched bodies kommen sie pummeling to the ground the some des those were my colleagues, my friends from Cantor Fitzgerald , und I had ns slimmest chance to fight."


Manning also touted the acts des bravery and heroism that she witnessed. "The most dominant emotion zum me ist the heroism that civilization who were notfall clothed in uniforms proved each various other that day, ns grace des colleagues and friends and strangers helping each other."

Queen elisabeth offers condolences

Britain"s Queen elizabeth said that herstellung prayers continued to be with die victims und survivors.

"My thoughts and prayers — und those von my family und the entire land — continue to be with the victims, survivors and families affected, as well as the first responders and rescue employees called to duty," die queen said in a message to US President joe Biden.

"My visit to the site von the world Trade Center an 2010 is held fast an my memory."

"It reminds me that as we respect those from numerous nations, faiths und backgrounds who lost their lives, we also pay tribute to die resilience and determination of the communities who join together kommen sie rebuild."

Johnson hails us as "world"s greatest democracy"

British prime Minister boris Johnson top top Friday stated that the september 11 attackers failed zu make people bei open societies live bei "permanent fear." bei a video message kommen sie be played weist a awareness on Saturday, johnson said the US was ns "world"s greatest democracy" and it was a reflection des its openness the "people des almost every nationality and religion" to be among the nearly 3,000 civilization killed bei the attacks.

"But while die terrorists applied their burden of grief and suffering, und while the threat stubborn today, we tun können now speak with ns perspective des 20 years that they failed to schauer our belief an freedom and democracy; lock failed zu drive our countries apart, or reason us zu abandon ours values, or zu live in permanent fear,"" johnson said.

Sixty-seven brothers nationals were amongst those killed.

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Moon provides "deepest sympathies"

South korean President Moon Jae-in express his "deepest sympathies" and says southern Korea will continue to support ns US as a vital ally in its efforts kommen sie fight terrorism.

In a post posted top top Twitter and Facebook on Saturday, Moon said ns "shock des that day blieb remains together deep wounds in the hearts of deshalb many"" and that "no violence can win against peace und inclusiveness.""