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Published on Monday, September 11, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica wire services
The United States on Monday
marks the 22nd anniversary of the
September 11, 2001 terror attacks that
killed nearly 3,000 people.
to a report published by Voice of
America Journal (VOA),
President Joe Biden is due to deliver an
address to members of the military, first
responders and their families at a
military base in Anchorage, Alaska.
Bidenís Alaska stop comes as he
travels home from an overseas trip that
included the G20 summit in India and
meeting with leaders in Vietnam.
While Monday will be the rare
September 11 anniversary without a
president appearing at observances at
crash sites in New York, Pennsylvania or
the Pentagon, it is not without precedent.
President George W. Bush in
2005 held an observance on the White
House lawn, while President Barack Obama
in 2015 participated in a moment of
silence at the White House before
attending an event honoring the work of
the military at nearby Fort Meade.
Vice President Kamala Harris
is due to attend a ceremony Monday at
the National September 11 Memorial and
Museum in New York. Al-Qaida terrorists
hijacked two commercial jets and crashed
them into the twin towers of the World
Trade Center, causing both buildings to
Her husband, Doug Emhoff, is
scheduled to visit Shanksville,
Pennsylvania to lay a wreath at a
memorial where another hijacked plane
crashed into a field after passengers
fought their attackers.
First lady Jill Biden, Defense
Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chief
of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley are
all due to participate in a wreath
laying ceremony at the National 9/11
Pentagon Memorial. Terrorists crashed a
hijacked plane into the building, which
serves as the headquarters of the U.S.
September 11 is a federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance in the United States, aiming to transform a day of tragedy into a day of doing good to honor the memories of victims and those who responded to the terror attacks.
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