This Saturday, September 11, marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack against the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York, and throughout the week the United States Secret Service has been sharing unpublished images of the event.
As the agency announced on its official Twitter account, as the twentieth anniversary of the historic event approaches, photos of that day and the following will be shown.
“Some have been shared before and others have never been seen,” the information said.
The Secret Service prepared a material in which its director, James M. Murray, presents interviews never heard before, in which current and former employees of the institution reflect on 9/11 and honor the lives that were lost in the attack, including Craig L. Miller, ”the only service agent who died in the event.
The photographs shared by the federal agency on its social networks show the devastation of the place that caused the death of 2,977 people, including 343 firefighters, 23 police officers and 37 agents of the port authority, as well as millionaire material losses.
Images of the Twin Towers burning, the cloud of smoke in the street after the collapse of buildings, firefighters and police trying to rescue people, as well as armored limousines parked at the Secret Service office in New York , are some of those that have been disclosed.
Another photo shows former Secret Service director Brian Stafford with members of his staff gathered at the Crisis Center on September 11, 2001.
An image taken on September 14, 2001, three days after the attacks, shows the agency’s former deputy director, Frank Larkin, escorting then-President George W. Bush to Ground Zero.
President Joe Biden announced a “declassification review” of documents related to the FBI investigations into the attack on the Towers, which requires the Attorney General to release the declassified documents publicly over the next six months.
“When I ran for president, I made a commitment to ensure transparency regarding the declassification of documents about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States,” Biden said.
“As we approach the twentieth anniversary of that tragic day, I am honoring that commitment,” he stressed.
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