Congressman Serrano’s Statement on the 14th Anniversary of September 11
Washington, DC –US Congressman José E. Serrano (D-NY) released the following statement on the 14th Anniversary of September 11:
“Nearly 15 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the memory and impression of this tragedy remains vivid. As we commemorate the 14th anniversary of 9/11, let us keep in our thoughts and prayers those who lost their lives and all the families who lost a loved one. Let us also remember and thank all the first responders and volunteers who put their lives on the line and worked tirelessly in its aftermath.
“9/11 was a terrible day that touched all New Yorkers', and all Americans', lives. The attacks that occurred at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the attempted attack that ended in Pennsylvania, were shocking and horrifying. As someone who was in the city when this tragedy took place, I witnessed firsthand how shocking and heartbreaking this event was for everyone. But in the midst of this tragedy, our city banded together as never before.
“People from every part of the country also came out to help in whatever way they could. We all came together as one, and we invoke that spirit of solidarity as we mark the 14th anniversary of 9/11 and work on other issues affecting our country and communities.
“Today is a day to remember all those affected by the terrorist attack – victims, first responders, volunteers. Today, we honor and mourn those we lost, and we renew our commitments to those who put everything on the line to respond to this tragedy.”
Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990.