Biden Renews His Vow To Thwart Terrorism At A Pentagon Ceremony To Honor 9/11 Victims: ‘We Will Never Forget, We Will Never Give Up’

Joe Biden

President Joe Biden delivered a speech at a Pentagon Ceremony on Sunday to honor the 21 anniversary of the September 11 attack in 2001 and paid a tribute to the thousands killed in the attack. He pledged to keep the memory of all those precious lives that were stolen and stressed the need for Americans to stand up for democracy.

The Pentagon ceremony marked the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attack that took more than 3,000 lives. On 9th September 2001, Al Qaida terrorists, most of them Saudis, hijacked and crashed three planes in the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The attack was planned and executed by the Saudi head of the international terrorist organization, Al Qaida.

Another plane that was intended to crash into another building in Washington D.C. crashed in Pennsylvania, thanks to the heroic act of the passengers of the flight, who attacked the hijackers.

Biden Spoke About The Continuing War Against Terrorism At The Pentagon Ceremony

At the Pentagon Ceremony, the president referred to a speech by Queen Elizabeth II at the time of the attacks when she pointed out that grief was a price that we pay for love. The President spoke of the importance of democracy, a strategy that he has adopted even as the nation moves toward the November midterms.

Biden pointed out that the fight against the perpetrators of the attack continues. Bin Laden’s deputy, Al Zawahiri was killed last month in a drone attack. By bringing an end to the Afghanistan war, the president has honored his pledge to end American direct involvement in the troubled nation, though it handed the reins of power back to the Taliban, the group that shielded Bin Laden and other members of Al Qaida, after two decades.

The chaotic withdrawal drew criticism as 13 US troops and 170 Afghans lost their lives in the final days of the occupation. Over 2,200 American troops lost their lives and over 20,000 were wounded in the two-decade war.