WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jill Biden realized that terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 2. In November 2001, her husband Joe, She wasn’t the only loved one worried about the safety of her.
Biden recalled that her sister, Bonny Jacobs, was a United Airlines flight attendant when one of four hijacked planes flew into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania She was “frightened to death” at an airport at the airport that killed nearly 3,000 people.
After learning that her sister was safe at her Pennsylvania home, “I went straight to Bonnie’s house,” Biden told The Associated Press in an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, as she and her sister remembered that day.
On Sunday, current first lady Jill Biden commemorates the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Jacobs accompanied him as he spoke at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Forty passengers and crew on a United Airlines flight fought back against the hijackers, foiling a horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Jill Biden recalled in an interview with The Associated Press: “I called Bonnie to see where she was because I was scared to death…I didn’t know where she was, she was flying, not flying, Where is she.” “Then I found her at home.”
Biden went to teach her classes at Delaware Technical Community College and went straight to her sister’s house after school.
Joe BidenAmtrak, then a U.S. senator, was on a train to Washington when his wife got a call. They were on the phone when a plane hit the second tower of the World Trade Center and she shouted, “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god”.
Jacobs said she got home around 2 a.m. on September 2. After 11 night flight. She slept for a while, got up to help her kids, then 11 and 7, went to school, turned off her phone, and went back to bed.
“So when I get up around noon, it’s a really good day,” she said. “I drank coffee. I sat outside. I literally said out loud, ‘I’m not doing anything today. What a great day.'”
She saw the phone as she went in. Jill left a message asking if she had been watching TV. She opened it and saw a replay of the World Trade Center attack.
“I started shaking,” Jacobs said, adding that she went upstairs to get dressed, “put my clothes inside and out” and spent the rest of the day watching TV.
“Then the first person to come to the house was Jill,” she said. “I didn’t ask her to come, but she just showed up and she was by my side as usual.”
Jacobs said she usually flies in September. 11th anniversary to pay tribute to her fallen United Airlines colleague and distract herself “because it’s so disturbing.” But she wanted to be with the first lady of Shanksville, offering her The same support her sister gave her.
“It was a special moment with her,” Jacobs said. “She was by my side when it happened, she was literally always by my side. She was my rock. Everyone should have a rock in their life, and she was mine.”
“As a flight attendant, it was a very special thing to share this with her, and she was there, you know, to support us,” Jacobs said.
In addition to laying a wreath and speaking at the memorial, the First Lady joined members of the Flight Attendants Association (CWA) to pay tribute to the crew of Flight 93.
Jill Biden in Shanksville remarks as she talks to husband and children after 9/11 shock ‘falls into grief’ and her thoughts turn to her sister who continues at United The company serves as a flight attendant.
“This is a job she has loved for many years, and I know the weight of this tragedy will weigh even more on her,” the first lady said. “When I got to her house, I realized I was right. She didn’t just lose a colleague. She lost a friend.”
She added: “But I know that as we learn more about that dark day, she is also proud of what happened here, proud that her flight attendants and the passengers of United Flight 93 fought back to help Stopped this plane from taking countless lives in our nation’s capital.”
Current President Joe Biden commemorates the day at the Pentagon. Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff attended a memorial service in New York.
September 11, and then Mori. Biden arrived in Washington to see smoke billowing from the sky from the Pentagon crash. He wanted to go to the Senate floor, but the Capitol and surrounding office and official complexes, including the Supreme Court, had been evacuated.
He was turned away by Capitol Police, who said the building was a potential target.
Jill Biden said in an interview that the actions of everyone on United Airlines Flight 93 saved dozens of lives — possibly including her husband’s.
“That plane was going to the U.S. Capitol, so I think it’s important that every year we go to Shanksville, we remember the people who fought: the flight attendants, the captains, the pilots, all the people who fought to save those lives. Struggling people, the first lady said.
She said her 9/11 message was: “We will never forget. We will not forget.”
“A lot happened that day because I was worried about Joe’s safety, but I couldn’t imagine my sister was on one of those flights,” the first lady said.
“I don’t know what word I want to use. I’m worried, I don’t even think it’s strong enough,” she added.
Jacobs chimed in that 9/11 was “surreal.”
Jill Biden added: “The whole thing is so surreal, but I’m just, you know, just really praying she’s not on one of those flights.”