Celebrated on the 19th anniversary of the 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks this year have been seen to be isolated amid an epidemic that has exposed American customs.
Half the staff’s flags were hoisted on Friday at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York in memory of nearly 3,000 victims, this year’s ceremony marked by damage and coronavirus precautions.
Attendees around the site wore masks, greeted each other with elbow bumps instead of shaking hands and stood 6 feet apart.
Instead of relatives reading the names of the dead, a recording of the names from the speakers was played around the huge plaza – a change that the memorial leaders felt would avoid close contact while the families were forced to leave their loved ones It will be permissible to remember the place where he died.
Families that participate as in previous years have exclusive access to the museum on 11 September. Earlier in mid-March, memorials and museums closed, and only the monuments have reopened this July.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was present at the National Remembrance ceremony in Ground Zero on Friday morning, along with Andrew Andrew Kumo of the New York Government, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Vice President Mike Pence. Biden and President Donald Trump are expected to attend the ceremony on Friday at Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.
Ahead of his journey from Delaware to New York, Biden reported To reporters Friday morning: “I’m not going to do any news today. I’m not about anything other than 9/11. We took all our ads down, it’s a good day, and we’re going to keep it Huh. “
President Donald Trump on Friday morning – without a face mask – at the memorial in Shanksville, where one of the hijacked planes crashed into the farm, killing everyone.
“Every 9/11 member across this country: First lady and I come to this holy land that we cannot fill the void in your heart or erase the terrible grief of this day,” Trump said. . “While we cannot erase your pain, we can help lift your burden.”
In his remarks, Trump honored the first responders, who were killed during the attacks, and the passengers who fought against the Flight 93 hijackers. He also cited the deaths, both under the administration of Iranian General Qasim Solimani and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, both of which were killed within the past year.
“Less than a year ago, American warriors drove out barbaric murderer and ISIS leader al-Baghdadi,” he said. “Shortly thereafter, our warriors ended the brutal regime of the Iranian butcher, who had killed thousands of American service members – the world’s top terrorist, Kasam Soleimani, is dead.”
Biden, who hopes to stay away from politics for the day, is scheduled to move to Shanksville later that afternoon with his wife Jill Biden.
Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Ehmoff made a comment on Friday morning on 9/11 outside the public safety headquarters in Fairfax, Va.
There, Harris dressed in a black mask paid tribute to the victims and first responders. He described how Americans acted with love and courage in the days after 9/11 and the tragedy.
“What our attackers failed to understand is that the darkness they had expected would surround us on 9/11. Instead called our brightest and defining human instincts – the instinct to take care of one another, To cross our divisions and to see ourselves for fellow citizens, race towards danger and a tendency to risk everything to protect each other, ”she said.
“If we learn anything from watching the heroes of 9/11, it is that the strength of the human soul knows no bounds and even the greatest threats against us would only serve to reveal our true strength Huh.”
Elisha Fieldstad has contributed.