One country commemorates the victims: Terrorist attacks changed the world. US President Joe Biden will travel to all three locations of the 9/11 terrorist attacks tomorrow.
New York/Washington. Even twenty years later, the pictures from September 11, 2001 remain burned in: an airplane crashes into the north tower. Then a second in the south tower of the World Trade Tower in NY Gigantic fireballs, then dust, smoke. The world witnessed the worst terrorist attack in recent history: nearly 3,000 dead. According to estimates, almost as many people have now died from the aftermath as from the attacks themselves. The attacks carried out by Islamic fanatics on behalf of terror prince Osama bin Laden changed the world forever.
Celebrate. America is now preparing for the 20th anniversary commemorations: “The President and First Lady will visit Ground Zero in New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia on Saturday,” said the White House.
Thousands of names. At the center of the celebrations are the relatives: In NY, all the names of the victims are read out at the “Memorial Plaza”. Millions of flags are hoisted across the country, the bells ring in all churches. Hundreds of thousands of police officers are on alert. The fear of new terror is still present today.