Monday marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center in New York City, hit the Pentagon in Virginia and a field in Shanksville, Pa., with a trio of jets piloted by suicidal Islamic maniacs.
Nearly 3,000 human beings were murdered on the spot.
More die to this day after breathing toxic fumes from 9/11-tainted air.
And where is President Biden spending the day? Not in New York, D.C. or Shanksville.
Our 80-year-old president and First Lady Jill Biden are in Alaska — Alaska!
Yes, Biden was in India this weekend for the G20 conference.
But he couldn’t arrange his schedule to make it back for a 9/11 ceremony, instead doing a flyby on the remotest part of US soil?
It may have been 22 years, but New Yorkers remember.
And so does Florida governor and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis, 44, who plans to visit the city Monday at the invitation of angry families who lost loved ones on that dark morning.
DeSantis had the intelligence and heart to pay attention to the seven families who invited him to Ground Zero.
Families that felt slighted by former President Donald Trump.
He hosted a Saudi-backed golf tournament at his New Jersey country club last year that started a couple of months before the 21st anniversary of Sept. 11, causing the relatives “extreme pain, frustration and anger” they wrote in a letter to the ex-Commander in Chief.
Joe Biden’s diss comes at a crucial time in our nation’s history, as the lessons of 9/11 are beginning to fade.
Pretty soon, the day of infamy will be all but forgotten.
Schoolchildren from all but just a handful of states are not required to learn about Sept. 11, and television coverage of the anniversaries are increasingly spotty.
Now and forever, it is vitally important that we never forget, lest it happen again.