Two more 9/11 victims identified by DNA

September 11, 2023

New York City officials over the weekend identified two more 9/11 victims at the World Center, just ahead of Monday’s 22-year-mark of the deadliest terrorism attack on U.S. soil.

One man and one woman were identified by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as the 1,648th and 1,649th victims, according to a statement from the office of New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D).  

The city is withholding the two victims’ names at the request of their families. 

While the two victims are among those who died due to al-Qaeda-crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, the U.S. Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the number of those who died from illnesses such as cancer has now nearly equaled the number of those who died on September 11, 2001.

On his way back from Asia where he visited Vietnam after attending the G-20 Summit in India, President Biden is expected to mark 9/11 when he arrives in Alaska. According to the White House, Biden is set to speak in front of 1,000 first responders and their families at a military base in Anchorage.

Vice President Harris was attending the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan Monday alongside Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield. 

First Lady Jill Biden was set to lay a wreath at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, accompanied by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff traveled to Shanksville for a ceremony honoring the victims of United Airlines Flight 93, the only one of the four planes that day that did not succeed in reaching its intended target after passengers attempted to overpower the hijackers.

PHOTO: World Trade Center Memorial & 9/11 Museum

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