Biden marks 9/11 attacks by denouncing division, urging unity

Biden marks 9/11 attacks by denouncing division, urging unity

On the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, President Joe Biden marked the day by calling for unity and denouncing divisions. He urged Americans to come together to “show the terrorists who attacked us so viciously that we are and always will be United States of America.”

Speaking at a memorial service at the Pentagon, Biden said it was important for Americans to show that the spirit of 9/11 is still alive. He described the attack as “an act of cowardice and pure evil” and said those responsible “wanted to drive us apart, to discourage our common humanity, to shake our faith in one another.”

He stressed the importance of remembering all those who lost their lives in the attacks, saying that “we will never forget them and the grief that still lingers.”

“We not only remember the nearly 3,000 lives that were taken,” Biden said. “We commit to ensuring that their loved ones and all the men and women of that great generation of service and sacrifice who answered the call of duty in the wake of this horror are not forgotten either.”

The president also praised the work of first responders who rushed to the scene on 9/11 and risked their own lives to help others. He said that “they remind us of the courage and unity that has never been defeated in America—not even in the worst moments of tragedy.”

In conclusion, Biden appealed for a spirit of unity among all Americans to “stand together as one nation ” and “show that no act of terror, no act of hate, will ever change who we are.”