NEW YORK - Vice President Joe Biden took part in an event honoring the first responders of 9/11 Friday.

Along with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and singer Billy Joel, Biden hosted a lunch for the participants of the 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride Kickoff Event at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

More than 300 people took part.

"This is an important day of remembrance. But it's a tough day for all of you who lost buddies, lost friends, even tougher for family members who lost friends," said Biden.