US President Joe Biden marks the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks, taking part in a somber wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon held under a steady rain and paying tribute to “extraordinary Americans” who gave their lives on one of the nation’s darkest days.
Biden notes that even after the United States left Afghanistan, his administration continues to pursue those responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Last month, Biden announced the US had killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda leader who helped plot the September 11 attacks, in a clandestine operation.
“We will never forget, we will never give up,” Biden says. “Our commitment to preventing another attack on the United States is without end.”