US President Joe Biden attended the commemoration event held at the US Department of Defense on the anniversary of the attacks carried out by the terrorist organization Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001 in the US. At the event, which started with a moment of silence at 09.37, when the attacks took place, US President Joe Biden made a speech. The event was also attended by the Chief of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, and the US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
“USA’S STORY CHANGED THAT DAY”
Biden drew attention to the impact of the September 11 attacks on the United States and the world, and stressed that about 3 thousand people who lost their lives in the attack were not forgotten. Biden said: “We kept our promise to never forget this attack 21 years ago. For those who have lost someone, 21 years is both as long as a lifetime and too short. It’s good to remember, memories help us heal but they also remind us of the pain. That bright blue morning terrorizes us. “The story of the United States changed that day. But the character of this nation, which terrorists think they can injure, will never change,” he said.
“IT IS NOT JUST A DAY TO REMEMBER”
Talking about securing US democracy, Biden said, “It’s not enough to stand up for democracy once a year or occasionally. It’s something we have to do every day. So this is not just a day to remember, but for every American and this country. It is a day of renewal and determination for our commitment to
“It took 10 years to find and kill LADIN, but we succeeded”
Biden also emphasized that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone attack earlier this year, saying, “It took 10 years to find and kill Osama Bin Laden, but we succeeded. And now Zawahiri can never threaten the American people again.” “We will not rest, we will never forget and we will never give up,” he said.
In the attacks planned by the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, 3 passenger planes were hijacked on September 11, 2001, targeting the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the US Department of Defense building. About 3,000 people died in the attack. Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011, 10 years after the attacks.