NEW YORK: Recent America’s troop pullout and 20th anniversary of 9/11 has significance. The Taliban thinks they have won this war. But the US changed the world after the 9/11 attacks.
President Biden urged Americans to show strength and unity and called it their greatest strength. He said, ‘to me, that’s the central lesson of September 11th. It’s that at our most vulnerable, in the push of all that makes us human, in the battle for the soul of America, unity is our greatest strength.’
Two decades have passed since the morning of September 11, 2001. The attacks occurred at the two World Trade Center towers and fell, while the Pentagon was attacked where flight 93 crashed.
The 9/11 attacks struck the nation culturally, financially, and above all, changed the course of history. The attacks led to the US’s 20-years of war in Afghanistan.
The attack was claimed by Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, who was hunted by the US SEAL in Pakistan. The US went on to free Afghanistan from the Taliban, making it their longest war in a foreign nation.
At ground Zero, approximately 2,753 people died from around the world during the initial explosion, while many jumped and vanished due to the inferno because of the Pentagon attack.
What was supposed to be a third attack on the US Capitol Building in Washington was unsuccessful because the passengers of flight United 93 fought back with the hijackers, and they crashed it into a field. The passengers fought and saved the US Capitol.
People lost their loved ones in what was the most brutal attack in US history. Monika Iken-Murphy, who lost her husband in the WTC, said, for her and others, the pain has never wavered. It feels like it happened yesterday.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will visit the places to honor and remember those who lost their lives. For those who have lost their families, friends feel the pain and suffering.
One of the family members said that it is like another Pearl Harbour, and 9/11 will always be the day to remember the memories of those who are gone.