President of the United States Donald Trump and his opponent in the presidential election, the Democratic Party Joe Biden commemorated the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Friday.
Both took a break from the election campaign to honor the memory of nearly 3,000 victims of the terrorist attack.
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Biden attended a morning ceremony in New York City where al-Qaeda destroyed the World Trade Center with two hijacked jets. Trump, meanwhile, started the day in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence greeted each other at a New York ceremony with elbow raises. Pence read a verse from the Bible at the event.
The presidential candidates spoke
Donald Trump spoke in Shanksville in memory of the victims.
“The only thing that stood between the enemy and the deadly attack at the heart of American democracy was the courage and determination of 40 men and women – the 93 amazing passengers and crew of the flight,” Trump told the crowd.
Biden also arrived in Pennsylvania later. Among other things, he talked to the families of the three victims.
“One of the signs of Americanity is the realization that there are things that are bigger and more important than you yourself,” he said at the memorial.