Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Tribute, Call For Unity
The White House released a taped address in which Biden spoke of the "true sense of national unity" that emerged after the attacks.
NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden is making an appeal for the nation to reclaim the spirit of cooperation that sprung up in the days following the 9/11 terror attacks as he commemorates those who died 20 years ago.
Biden was a senator when hijackers comandeered four planes and exacted the nation's worst terror attack in 2001.
Now he's marking the 9/11 anniversary for the first time as commander in chief.
The president planned to pay his respects at the trio of sites where the planes struck, but was leaving the speech-making to others.
Instead, the White House released a taped address late Friday in which Biden spoke of the "true sense of national unity" that emerged after the attacks.