U.S. Allies Honor Lives Misplaced on September 11: NPR
Members of the Berlin City Fire Brigade will take part in a ceremony near the Breitscheidplatz Memorial on Saturday to commemorate fellow firefighters and other victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Omer Messinger / Getty Images Hide caption
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As the United States celebrates the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that forever changed life in America, US allied leaders also honor, express their condolences and remember those lives lost in the attacks Legacy.
In a message to President Biden and the United States, Queen Elizabeth II said she remembered the “terrible attacks” on both New York and outside Washington, DC 20 years ago, and paid tribute to the dead.
“My thoughts and prayers – and those of my family and the nation as a whole – stay with the victims, survivors and affected families, as well as the first responders and rescue workers who have been called to serve,” she said in her official statement.
Military personnel arrive for the changing of the guard at Windsor Castle in London on Saturday. People across the UK pay tribute to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks in the US Pool / Getty Images Hide caption
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The Queen also reflected on her visit to the World Trade Center site in 2010, saying it was a memory that will be “kept” forever [her] Reminder.”
“It reminds me that when we honor people from many nations, faiths, and backgrounds who have lost their lives, we also recognize the resilience and determination of the communities that have come together to rebuild,” she said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a video statement saying terrorists have failed to divide and “shake” nations. [their] Belief in freedom and democracy. “
“The fact that we come together today – in sorrow, but also in faith and determination – shows the failure of terrorism,” said Johnson.
Acting Ambassador to the United Kingdom Philip Reeker attended a special changing of the guard at Windsor Castle, where the US national anthem was played.
Reeker says the US is “forever grateful” for the “enduring friendship” between the two countries.
French President Emmanuel Macron also remembers the 9/11 attacks and posted a video on Twitter with the headline: “We will #Neverforget. We will always fight for freedom.”
Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas declared on the morning of the anniversary that his country would “never forget this fateful day”.
“We mourn with those who lost friends and relatives that day and with those who were seriously injured or traumatized,” said Maas.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his deepest condolences to President Biden and the United States, reflecting on the shock and memory 20 years later.
“We believe in peace and the inclusion of all violence. I know I can’t get over it This tragedy will never happen again, it shouldn’t happen, ”said Moon.