Washington DC: Twenty years back on this day al-Qaeda terrorists wreaked havoc with four well-planned attacks on the United States that caused deaths of around 3000 people.
On the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, US President Joe Biden paid condolences to the families of the deceased and empathy to the injured.
“To the families of 2,977 people from more than 90 nations killed on September 11, 2001, in New York City, Arlington, Virginia and Shanksville, Pennsylvania and a thousand more who were injured. America commemorates you and your loved ones,” Biden said in a video message on Twitter.
He added that the tragedy underscored the fact how “even at our most vulnerable, unity is our greatest strength.”
“We honour the firefighters, police officers, EMTs and construction workers, doctors and nurses, faith leaders, service members, and all of the everybody people who gave their all to rescue, recover and rebuild,” Biden said.