By ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will go to all three 9/11 memorial websites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 assaults and pay his respects to the practically 3,000 individuals killed that day.
Biden will go to floor zero in New York City, the Pentagon and the memorial outdoors Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the place United Flight 93 was pressured down, the White House mentioned Saturday. He might be accompanied by first woman Jill Biden.
Vice President Kamala Harris will journey to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, for a separate occasion earlier than becoming a member of the president at the Pentagon, the White House mentioned. Harris will journey along with her partner, Doug Emhoff.
Biden’s itinerary is analogous to the one President Barack Obama adopted in 2011 on the tenth anniversary of the assaults. Obama’s go to to New York City coincided with the opening of a memorial at the positioning the place the long-lasting World Trade Center towers as soon as stood.
Next Saturday’s anniversary falls lower than two weeks after the top of the practically two-decade-long U.S. struggle in Afghanistan. The struggle was launched weeks after the 9/11 assaults to retaliate towards the al-Qaida plotters and the Taliban, who supplied them protected haven.
Biden has discovered help from the general public for ending the battle however has confronted sharp criticism, even from allies, for the chaotic evacuation of U.S. troops and allied Afghans throughout the remaining two weeks of August.
Biden on Friday directed the declassification of sure paperwork associated to the Sept. 11 assaults in a gesture towards victims’ households who’ve lengthy sought the information in hopes of implicating the Saudi authorities.
The battle between the federal government and the households over what categorized info might be made public got here into the open final month after many family members, survivors and first responders mentioned they’d object to Biden’s participation in 9/11 memorial occasions if the paperwork remained categorized.
Superville reported from Wilmington, Delaware.
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