Biden pays tribute on 9/11 anniversary in Pentagon ceremony

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WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden and other political leaders paid tribute Sunday to the fallen of 9/11, somberly marking the 21st anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in the nation’s history.

After a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon, Biden said 9/11 changed the United States in countless ways, but did not damage the character of the American people.

“There’s nothing this nation cannot accomplish when we stand together,” Biden said as a steady rain fell outside the nation’s military headquarters.

While not specifically citing the nation’s current political divisions, Biden also noted that reactions to 9/11 promoted “a true sense of national unity.” At the end of his remarks, Biden said the nation should use the anniversary to renew its commitment to democracy, and said “we’ll secure our democracy together.”

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