President Biden Comes Under Fire for Not Visiting 9/11 Memorial Sites on Anniversary

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President Biden has come under fire from some of the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 for veering from the traditional role of U.S. presidents for the last 22 years who either spend the day at an attack site or the White House. Biden is returning to D.C. from his trip to India and Vietnam and is set to speak later today at a ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.  Vice President Kamala Harris will be among elected officials attending events in New York City at the National September 11 Memorial.  Matt Bocchi, son of 9/11 victim John Bocchi, said, “If our leader is so willing to not show up to the memorial service, it’s showing the message that Americans have forgotten and that it’s OK to forget. Unfortunately for myself and for all the other families and those joining with us this morning, we have no way of forgetting.”