Biden and Mike Pence attended the New York City ceremony of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in 2020. It was held at the exact spot where the Twin Towers were destroyed. Biden made an additional stop in Shanksville to visit with the families of those who lost their plane, and spoke with local firefighters.
Barack Obama, then-President, visited New York to commemorate the 10th anniversary since the attacks on September 11, 2011. Biden visited the memorial sites in different years as vice president during the Obama administration. He gave a speech in 2012 to mark the anniversary of Shanksville.
A White House official said that Biden's visit to Manhattan in the near future will be significant for our withdrawal from Afghanistan. This refers to the complete U.S. military withdrawal from that long war. Biden is expected at the ceremony to strike a tone that is in large part a kind of arc over the past two decades, according to the person.
Eric Adams, the Democratic nominee to be mayor, and other New York City officials had been encouraging Biden to attend the Sept. 11 anniversary events. Biden will not be visiting New York City within the month and a half before September 11, although Jill Biden, first lady, and Anthony Fauci visited Harlem's vaccination site in June.
Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential nominee, was a former U.S. Senator from New York. However, her visit was overshadowed when she suffered a health issue in which her aides had to assist her into a waiting van. The video of the event was used to support Donald Trump's false claim that Clinton wasn't healthy enough for president.
Trump attended the 2016 9/11 commemoration in New York City, but he didn't visit the site as part of the anniversary commemoration. He did however go to Shanksville and the Pentagon.