In a video released Friday, President Biden reflected on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in America, insisting that “national unity” is America’s “greatest strength.”
Biden opened the video by discussing his friend Davis, whom Biden said he “grew up with in Delaware.”
“On this day, 20 years ago, he and his family had just passed the first year without their youngest of three sons, Teddy, who died in a boating accident at age 15,” Biden said as he began to describe one family’s horror on that day. “His eldest son, Davis Jr., was just six days into a new job on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center.”
Following the attacks, Biden said he and Davis talked “as fathers who know” about the tragedy which resulted in his son’s death.
“I was on my way to speak to students at the University of Delaware about what to make of the new world we were in. He told me to tell people, ‘Don’t be afraid,'” Biden said. “The absolute courage it took after two unimaginable losses is extraordinary.”
“To the families of the 2,977 people from more than 90 nations killed on September 11, 2001, in New York City, Arlington,