On The 20th Anniversary Of The 9/11 Attacks

President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden were joined by former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, and former First Ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton at a ceremony in New York City commemorating the 20th anniversary of the deadly 9/11 attacks.

A moment of silence was held at 8:46 a.m. – twenty years to the minute of the attack when  American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

Over nearly four hours, the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the terrorist attacks were honored as family members read their names aloud.

Following the ceremony, Biden and the first lady traveled to Shanksville, Pa., and then on to the Pentagon.

Former President George W. Bush was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania reports the New York Times.

Recalling that time of American unity in 2001 compared to the divisiveness of the today’s politics, Bush said, “When it comes to the unity of America, those days seem distant from our own.”

Other than the elderly Jimmy Carter, the only living president absent from the ceremonies today was Donald Trump.

CBS News reports Trump will be providing commentary on a boxing match between former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort.