Britain’s Queen Elizabeth mentioned on Saturday that her prayers remained with victims and survivors of the September 11, 2001 assaults on the USA and paid tribute to the communities that joined collectively to rebuild after the devastation.
“My ideas and prayers – and people of my household and the complete nation – stay with the victims, survivors and households affected, in addition to the primary responders and rescue staff referred to as to responsibility,” she mentioned in a message to US President Joe Biden.
“My go to to the location of the World Commerce Middle in 2010 is held quick in my reminiscence,” Elizabeth mentioned.
“It jogs my memory that as we honour these from many countries, faiths and backgrounds who misplaced their lives, we additionally pay tribute to the resilience and dedication of the communities who joined collectively to rebuild.”
On September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists related to al Qaeda hijacked 4 business airplanes to hold out devastating suicide assaults towards the USA.
Two planes had been flown into the Twin Towers of New York’s World Commerce Middle which then collapsed, a 3rd aircraft was flown into the Pentagon simply exterior Washington, DC, whereas crew members and passengers on a fourth aircraft pressured hijackers to crash in Pennsylvania.
The 9/11 assaults killed 2,977 folks, the only largest lack of life ensuing from a overseas assault on American soil, in line with the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Sixty-seven British nationals had been among the many lifeless.
Biden will commemorate the twentieth anniversary assaults by visiting every of the websites the place hijacked planes crashed, searching for to honour the victims.
The anniversary comes shortly after the chaotic finish of the US-led conflict in Afghanistan, launched 20 years in the past to root out al Qaeda and its chief, Osama bin Laden, who was killed in 2011 by US particular forces in Pakistan.