At a memorial for the passengers who fought again towards terrorists aboard United Airlines Flight 93, Vice President Kamala Harris warned that the tragedy of the Sept. 11 assaults had proven how “fear can be used to sow division,” and pressured that America’s range was its biggest asset.
“If we do the hard work of working together as Americans, if we remain united in purpose,” Ms. Harris mentioned whereas talking at a memorial service close to Shanksville, Pa., “we will be prepared for whatever comes next.”
The Biden administration has used the solemnity of the day to plead for Americans to view what occurred on Sept. 11 as a helpful lesson for the present political and cultural divisions wrought, partly, by the coronavirus pandemic. Ms. Harris, memorializing the 40 passengers and crew members aboard Flight 93 who fought again towards hijackers, inspired Americans to recollect their sacrifice.
“On this 20th anniversary, on this solemn day of remembrance, we must challenge ourselves to, yes, look back. For the sake of our children. For the sake of their children,” Ms. Harris mentioned. “And for that reason, we must also look forward. We must also look toward the future. Because in the end, that is what the 40 were fighting for: Their future. And ours.”
“On the days that followed Sept. 11, 2001, we were all reminded that unity is possible in America. We were reminded, too, that unity is imperative in America. It is essential to our shared prosperity, our national security, and to our standing in the world.”
The vice chairman took the stage after former President George W. Bush; Deb Haaland, the secretary of the inside; and Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania delivered their very own remarks. Mr. Bush, too, pressured the significance of Americans coming collectively.
“On America’s day of trial and grief, I saw millions of people instinctively grab for a neighbor’s hand and rally to the cause of one another,” Mr. Bush mentioned. “That is the America I know.”