- Saturday is the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the series of terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000.
- President Joe Biden is expected to make a series of stops for memorial services in commemoration.
- In a message of unity, Biden on Friday honored the thousands of people who died in the attacks.
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This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Two commercial airliners crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City at 8:46 in the morning. Minutes later, hijackers hit the south tower. At 9:37 in the morning, another airliner struck the Pentagon in Virginia.
By 10:28, both World Trade Center towers had collapsed.
Nearly 3,000 people died that day.
President Joe Biden will visit three memorial services on Saturday, beginning at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in lower Manhattan.
He and first lady Jill Biden will then travel to Pennsylvania, where they are expected to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff will join the Bidens at the Pentagon later in the day for another wreath-laying ceremony.
Former President Barack Obama reflects on 9/11, remembering the “heroes who have always run towards danger”
—Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 11, 2021
Biden honors the thousands dead and says “unity is our greatest strength” in a video message
—President Biden (@POTUS) September 10, 2021