US President Joe Biden will travel to New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia next Saturday, September 11, to attend events organized to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 , the White House announced.
Biden will travel with the first lady, Jill Biden, to New York City , Shanksville (Pennsylvania) and Arlington (Virginia), where “they will honor and remember the lives lost 20 years ago,” said the note released today.
Also on that day, US Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will travel to a separate event in Shanksville and later join the presidential couple for the event at the Pentagon, located in Arlington.
The September 2001 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people, were the largest terrorist attack in the country’s history.
This Friday, Biden ordered the declassification of previously secret documents about the investigation carried out by the FBI to clarify these attacks.
The president signed an executive order ordering the Department of Justice and other government agencies to review the documents with the goal that US Attorney General Merrick Garland publishes them over the next six months, the White House said on Friday. .
In early August, hundreds of survivors and relatives of the victims of the attacks asked Biden not to attend the commemoration of the attacks, unless his government released new files on what happened, especially on whether Saudi Arabia played any role in attacks.
The US Congressional commission that investigated the attacks concluded that there was no evidence that the Government of Saudi Arabia or senior officials in that country had provided funds to the terrorists involved in the attacks, 15 of whom were of Saudi origin. EFE