Both Presidential candidates might have crossed paths in this year’s commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in rural Pennsylvania at the site of the Flight 93 National Memorial, the White House, and Biden’s camp announced Wednesday.
Trump and Biden will both commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 from Shanksville, Pennsylvania https://t.co/3e9hRDuf9Q— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 3, 2020
Though no thorough information released on the public on their itinerary, this might have been the closest outing both candidates after months of the campaign and throwing jabs at each other.
Associated Press shared that the National Park Service, which co-hosts the annual memorial event, is planning an abbreviated ceremony this year to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. The agency plans a 20-minute, “Moment of Remembrance" set to begin at 9:45 a.m., without a keynote speaker or musical guests. According to the agency's website, the name of each passenger and crew member from Flight 93 will be read aloud with the ringing of the “Bells of Remembrance."
In 2018, Trump went to Shanksville for the 9/11 anniversary and attended memorial services at the Pentagon in 2017 and 2019 while then-Vice President Joe Biden attended memorials in Shanksville during his years in office.The memorial The 2,200-acre Flight 93 National Memorial marks the spot in rural Pennsylvania where the hijacked flight crashed, killing all 40 people on board. Three other planes hijacked that day were crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks, CBC News reports