President Joe biden and First Lady Jill biden were joined by former presidents Barack obama and Bill clinton and their wives Michelle obama and Hillary Clinton as they honored the victims of the September 11 attacks on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy.
The three couples, who last saw each other at Biden’s inauguration in January, attended the annual national commemoration ceremony on Saturday, September 11 at the September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site, whose iconic Twin Towers collapsed. after planes hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists struck them, killing more than 2,600 of the nearly 3,000 who died that day.
The Bidens laid a wreath at the memorial. They, along with the Obamas and the Clintons, were joined by several politicians and other public figures at the ceremony and solemnly held their hands over their hearts as the national anthem was played. Participants also stood for six moments of silence, each marking the moment the towers were struck and fell, when the Pentagon was attacked and Flight 93, a fourth aircraft hijacked, crashed in Shanksville, Penn.