As News: 9/11 attacks still Reverberate as US marks 21st Anniversary
NEW YORK (AP)-American people remember 9/11 on Sundays with tribute and unwavering requests to “never forget,” 21 years after the deadliest terror attacks on the U.S.
Nikita Shah headed to the ceremony on the ground with a T-shirt that bears the de facto epigraph from the annual commemoration-“never forgot” and and the name of his father who was killed, Jayesh Shah. The family moved to Houston afterwards but often returned to New York to commemorate the attack that killed him and nearly 3,000 others.
“For us, it is around people who experience the same type of sadness and the same feelings after 9/11,” said Shah, who was 10 years old when his father was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
The relatives and officials of the victims also gathered at two other attack locations, Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.
Other communities throughout the country marked the day with vigil candles, inter -religious services and other warnings. Some Americans joined a voluntary project on a federal recognized day as a patriot day and national service and warning day.
More than two decades later, September 11 remained a point for reflection on attacks that were reconfigured national security policies and spurred the “war against the US terror” worldwide. Sunday celebrations, which followed the commemoration of last year’s milestone, came a little more than a month after the U.S. drone attack. Killing Al-Qaida’s key figure who helped plan the 9/11 attack, Ayman Al-Zawahri.
It also moves – for a while – a sense of pride and national unity for many people, while making American Muslims for years of suspicion and faithfulness and involving debate about the balance between safety and civil freedom. In a subtle and simple way, as a result of 9/11 ripples through American politics and public life to this day.
And the attack has given a long shadow into the personal lives of thousands of people who survived, responded or losing loved ones, friends and colleagues.
Firefighters, nephews of Jimmy Riches were not born when his uncle died, but the boy was on the podium to pay tribute to him.
“You are always in my heart. And I know you are watching me,” he said after reading a portion of the victim’s name.
More than 70 colleagues Sekou Siby perished in Windows On The World, a restaurant above the North Tower of the Trade Center. Siby was scheduled to work that morning until a cook asked him to switch.
Siby never took another restaurant job; It will bring back too many memories. Immigrant Ivorian wrestled by understanding such horror in the country where he came to find a better life.
He find it difficult to form a type of close friendship like the family he and his window in the world have shared colleagues. It was too painful, he had learned, to be bound to people when “you have no control over what will happen to them next.”
“Every 9/11 is a reminder of what I have eliminated that I can never recover,” said Siby, who is now the President and CEO of Roc United. The restaurant worker advocacy group evolved from the Windows on the World Workers aid center that lost his job when the twin towers fell.
On Sunday, President Joe Biden Plans to Speak and Lay a Wreath at the Pentagon, While First Lady Jill Biden is scheduled to speak in shanksville, Pennsylvania, where one of the hijacked planes went down after passengers and crew members tried to stormpit as The hijackers headed for Washington. Al-Qaida Conspirators have taken control of the jet to use it as a missile filled with passengers.
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff joined obedience on the national commemoration of September 11 in New York, but with tradition, no political figure spoke at zero land ceremonies. Instead, he was centered on the relatives of the victim reading loudly the name of the dead.
The reader often adds personal comments that shape the American sentiment alloy around September 11 – sadness, anger, toughness, awards for the first and military respondents, attract patriotism, hope for peace, political thorns occasionally, and painful accounting from the graduation, marriage, birth and Everyday life passed by the victims.
Some relatives also regret that a country that comes together – to some extent – after the attack since then separate. In such a way that federal law enforcement and intelligence institutions, which were re -formed to focus on international terrorism after 9/11, now see the threat of extremism in domestic violence as he urged him.