Official commemorations are under way to commemorate 20 years since the 9/11 attacks against the US. The first moment of silence has taken place at the 9/11 memorial in New York City to remember the victims of the attacks on the Twin Towers.Thousands of people across the US have gathered to mark the sombre occasion. President Joe Biden will travel to all three attack sites on Saturday – New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In total, 2,977 people died in the attacks, when al-Qaeda militants hijacked US passenger planes and crashed them. “In the days that followed September 11, 2001, we saw heroism everywhere – in places expected and unexpected,” Biden said on Friday. “We saw national unity bend. We learned that unity is the one thing that must never break. Unity is what makes us who we are: America at its best,” he added.
The Queen of England has sent a message to US President Biden .The Queen said: “As we mark the 20th anniversary of the terrible attacks on September 11 2001, my thoughts and prayers, and those of my family and the entire nation, remain with the victims, survivors and families affected, as well as the first responders and rescue workers called to duty.My visit to the site of the World Trade Center in 2010 is held fast in my memory.” Leaders of the most important nations in the world condamned terrorism remembering the 11 September attaks in America.