Britain’s Queen Elizabeth stated on Saturday that her prayers remained with victims and survivors of the September 11, 2001 assaults on the US and paid tribute to the communities that joined collectively to rebuild after the devastation.
“My ideas and prayers – and people of my household and your complete nation – stay with the victims, survivors and households affected, in addition to the primary responders and rescue employees known as to obligation,” she stated in a message to US President Joe Biden.
“My go to to the location of the World Commerce Middle in 2010 is held quick in my reminiscence,” Elizabeth stated.
“It jogs my memory that as we honour these from many countries, faiths and backgrounds who misplaced their lives, we additionally pay tribute to the resilience and dedication of the communities who joined collectively to rebuild.”
On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists related to al Qaeda hijacked 4 industrial airplanes to hold out devastating suicide assaults in opposition to the US.
Two planes have been flown into the Twin Towers of New York’s World Commerce Middle which then collapsed, a 3rd airplane was flown into the Pentagon simply exterior Washington, DC, whereas crew members and passengers on a fourth airplane pressured hijackers to crash in Pennsylvania.
The 9/11 assaults killed 2,977 individuals, the only largest lack of life ensuing from a international assault on American soil, based on the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Sixty-seven British nationals have been among the many lifeless.
Biden will commemorate the twentieth anniversary assaults by visiting every of the websites the place hijacked planes crashed, searching for to honour the victims.
The anniversary comes shortly after the chaotic finish of the US-led warfare in Afghanistan, launched 20 years in the past to root out al Qaeda and its chief, Osama bin Laden, who was killed in 2011 by US particular forces in Pakistan.
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