For the first time, Joe Biden will hold the rank of commander in chief as he marks the anniversary of the nation’s worst terror attack. And he will do so amid fresh concerns about terrorism after the U.S. exit from Afghanistan.
Muslim Americans who grew up under the shadow of 9/11 have faced ongoing hostility and surveillance, mistrust and suspicion. Over time, many of them have worked to change this through communication and education.
President Joe Biden has signed an executive order directing the FBI to declassify documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Victims’ families have long sought the records in hopes of implicating the Saudi government.
An Ashland veteran, Pat McKuen, was one of the first to search the Pentagon for survivors after it was hit on Sept. 11, 2001. He is now fundraising for his unit to get back together in Washington, D.C., for the 20th anniversary.