Payam Javan: Americans across the country are marking the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with solemn tributes and remembrances.
Joe Biden is due at a ceremony on a military base in Anchorage, Alaska, to honor the victims of the attacks.
In New York City, Vice President Kamala Harris will join the ceremony on the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum plaza.
The event will not feature remarks from political figures, instead giving the podium to victims’ relatives for an hourslong reading of the names of the dead.
Other communities across the country are holding moments of silence, tolling bells, candlelight vigils, and other activities to pay tribute to the victims.
Many Americans are also doing volunteer work on September 11, which Congress has designated both Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The attacks of September 11, 2001, killed nearly 3,000 people and reshaped American foreign policy and domestic fears.
The day is still a painful memory for many, but it is also a day to remember the resilience of the American people and their determination to never forget.
The attacks of 9/11 were carried out by al-Qaeda, a terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden.
The hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The attacks sparked the War on Terror, which has lasted for more than two decades.
The 9/11 attacks were the deadliest terrorist attack in human history.