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In a speech on the 21st anniversary of 9/11, Biden recalls Elizabeth II

The President of the United States of America (USA), Joe Biden, today recalled Queen Elizabeth II‘s words of support after the attacks in his speech on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of Joe Biden.

“Pain is the price we pay for love.” was the message the monarch, who died on Thursday at the age of 96, sent to the families of the 9/11 victims during a church service at St. Thomas’ Church in New York on the same day of the attacks.

Biden used the phrase today to remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives 21 years ago when a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked three planes that hit the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Virginia.

Another plane crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

“What was destroyed, we fixed. What was threatened, we strengthened it,” said the president, quoted by international agencies, during a speech outside the Defence Department headquarters to remember the 189 people who lost their lives in the attack on the Pentagon.

The US president also wanted to highlight the death in early August of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Kabul, about a year after the withdrawal of the last US troops from Afghanistan.

Joe Biden assured us that despite the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, which ended 20 years of war, the “commitment to prevent another attack on the United States does not end”.

The president gave the closing speech at the ceremony, during which the names of each of the 189 people who died in the attack on the Pentagon were read aloud and the US anthem was sung.

Shortly afterwards, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the first lady, Jill Biden, gave a speech to remember the 44 passengers of United Flight 93, who managed to prevent a fourth attack that day by tackling the terrorists and causing the plane to crash.

US Vice President Kamala Harris attended the event that remembered the attacks at “Ground Zero” in New York, where two planes brought down the Twin Towers, killing 2,763 people.

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