9/11 20 Years of Reside Updates: Former Presidents joined Biden to honor misplaced lives

Former President George W. Bush spoke at the September 11 memorial in Shanksville, Pennslyvania where United Flight 93 crashed after passengers battled and defeated the hijackers.

Bush pondered the bravery of these passengers amid the carnage that was taking place across the country.

“Here the intended targets became tools of rescue and many who are now alive owe a great, unconscious debt to the defiance shown in the sky above this field,” he said.

Former President George W. Bush speaks during a 9/11 memorial service at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2021.

Bush spoke of the unity and heroism that followed in the days after the attacks, the sight of people grabbing someone else’s hand and “banding together”.

He also warned of the persistent threat of terrorism, both abroad and domestically.

Bush said there was “little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists domestically”.

“They are children of the same evil spirit and it is our ongoing duty to face them,” he said.

Bush also praised the country’s veterans and soldiers who have been on duty since the attacks.

“Nothing that followed, nothing can tarnish your honor or diminish your achievements. Our country is forever grateful to you and the honored dead, ”he said.

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