Biden will observe 9/11 anniversary in Alaska

Roughly 3,000 people died in the attacks and it remains the deadliest terrorist act in human history.

Published: August 30, 2023 10:32pm

President Joe Biden will spend the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at an observance in Alaska, the White House has announced.

Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will participate in a memorial at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City while first lady Jill Biden will partake in a ceremony at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Fox News reported.

The 2023 observances will mark the first instance in which the commander-in-chief will not participate in events at either the White House or one of the three attack sites, according to the outlet.

Biden's event will take place at a military base in the Last Frontier, where he will observe the anniversary alongside servicemembers. He will arrive in Alaska following a trip to Vietnam.

The 9/11 attacks saw members of the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda seize control of a number of planes and direct them toward domestic U.S. targets. Two collided with the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City while a third hit the Pentagon. A fourth plane went down in Pennsylvania before reaching its target due to a passenger revolt.

Roughly 3,000 people died in the attacks and it remains the deadliest terrorist act in human history. In the fallout, President George W. Bush declared a global war on terror and the United States invaded Afghanistan in pursuit of Osama bin Laden, the architect of the attacks.

He eluded capture for 10 years, before he was killed by American forces during a 2011 operation in Pakistan.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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