(Headline USA) President Joe Biden will observe next month’s 22nd anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil at an Alaska military base with service members and their families, the White House announced.
It will be the first time that a president has not attended any of the observances that have been held annually in New York City, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon, just outside Washington in Virginia, according to an Associated Press review of media coverage of these events.
Biden will stop in Alaska for the 9/11 observance at Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson in Anchorage on his way back to Washington after he attends a summit in New Delhi with other world leaders and visits Vietnam on Sept. 10.
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will participate in the annual commemoration at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan.
First lady Jill Biden will lay a wreath at the 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon.
Terrorists hijacked commercial airplanes on Sept. 11, 2001, and flew them into the Twin Towers in New York’s financial district and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
A fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers fought back.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks. Biden was a U.S. senator at the time.
The White House did not announce which official will participate in the Pennsylvania observance.
The 80-year-old president has faced considerable criticism of late for appearing disengaged and out of touch with the priorities of the American people as he pushes a radical Marxist agenda that has effectively dismantled U.S. democracy as we know it and left the government rife with corruption.
Many speculate that Biden is not, in fact, running the show but is simply a figurehead—and may even be tasked with intentionally driving the U.S. into the ground so that radical leftists can “build back better” once it has been fully razed.
While taking two lengthy vacations in August—discounting his trips to his “campaign headquarters” at home in Wilmington, Delaware—Biden initially shrugged off the devastating wildfire that left hundreds dead in Hawaii, saying he had “no comment” on the blaze.
When he finally did make the trip to the island, he was slammed for several flippant remarks and appearing to fall asleep during a dinner presentation with survivors.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press