New York City kicked off this Saturday the commemoration of the 9/11 attacks with a solemn ceremony at the site of the Twin Towers, to which they attended some of the relatives of the nearly 3,000 victims, as well as the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and the former leaders Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
Meanwhile, the former president George W. Bush was present with the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, in the act of remembrance of the victims of United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
“We must challenge ourselves to look back, for the sake of our children and yours. We must also look to the futureHarris noted on Twiiter.
On a sunny morning, like the one experienced on September 11, 2001, the ceremony began with the parade of representatives of the emergency services carrying an American flag, after which the Young People’s Chorus of New York sang the national anthem.
“We will never forget them. We will never forget the children who had to grow up without parents, to parents who suffered the loss of their children, to husbands and wives who had to find a way forward without their partners“said the president of the United States Joe Biden and Twitter.
We never forget.
We never forget the children who have grown up without parents. Parents who have suffered without children. Husbands and wives who had to find a way forward without their partners. Brothers, sisters, loved ones.
Jill and I hold you close in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/ydppFkpV4y
President Biden (@POTUS) September 11, 2021
After a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. (local time), when the first plane hit one of the towers, Mike Low, father of one of the flight attendants who flew in it, He gave a short speech, which marked the beginning of the reading of the victims’ names.
“As we recite the names of those we lost, our memory goes back to that terrible day, when we felt that an evil specter had descended upon the world.But it was also a time when a lot of people performed beyond the ordinary, “Low said.
Despite the fact that hundreds of relatives were present at the ceremony, which showed photos of their loved ones, some of the victims’ relatives could not access the event, in which there were strong security measures.
George W. Bush was present with the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, at the act of remembrance of the victims of United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. (Photo/@VP)
Alongside them, hundreds more people gathered around the 9/11 memorial, many of them they carrying red roses and American flags as a sign of respect for the victims.
At the ceremony, in which the singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen he performed his song “I’ll See You in My Dreams“(I’ll see you in my dreams), they were marked with moments of silence the moments in which three of the planes that were hijacked on September 11 hit the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and a quarter fell on an esplanade in Pennsylvania.
At the event, which was attended by the former first ladies of the United States with their husbands. Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, the moments were also remembered when the Twin Towers fell in New York.
The forces of order deployed important security measures, with the presence throughout the Big Apple of thousands of agents and bomb detection units, while the entrances to the subway entrances near Ground Zero were taken by armed police.
TRUMP ABSENT FROM ACTIVITY AND CLAIMS AGAINST BIDEN
Former American President Donald Trump was the only one of the former presidents alive that this Saturday he was absent from the acts of tribute to the victims.
The former authority reminded “thirteen great warriors“Americans who along with many other victims died last week in an attack in Kabul, and also regrets that”85,000 million of the best and most sophisticated military equipment has been taken from us without firing a single bullet“in reference to all ammunition and supplies left behind by US troops leaving Afghanistan.
“It is also a sad time for the way the war against those who did so much damage to our country ended“he said in reference to the Taliban, without mentioning that it was his government that signed a peace agreement with the Taliban in Qatar in February 2020.