After a summer when it seemed like every member of the Biden cabinet has been traveling Alaska, President Joe Biden will also be in state.
Biden will stop in Alaska on Sept. 11 while traveling back from Vietnam, India, and Asia.
Biden will not participate in memorial services in New York City, Virginia, or Pennsylvania. Instead, the president will stop for fuel in Alaska on Sept. 11 and attend an observance at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on his way back to Washington.
Sept. 11, 2023 is the 22nd anniversary of the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Virginia, and the Pennsylvania crash of United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked by al-Qaeda terrorists who intended to crash it into a federal building in Washington, D.C.
The president will be in Hanoi, Vietnam on Sept. 10, to meet with Communist General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and other key leaders to discuss ways to further deepen cooperation between the United States and Vietnam, the White House said.
Trong has been the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam since 2011.He is the head of the party and is Vietnam’s top leader. Trong, 76, was given a third term in office as party leaders could not reach consensus on his successor. He is one of Asia’s most powerful leaders.
While in India from Sept. 7-10, Biden will be attending a summit with other world leaders.
First Lady Jill Biden will not accompany Biden to Alaska, India, or Vietnam. She will, instead, stand in for President Biden and lay a wreath at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial.