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Napolitano’s Statement on 16th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano released the following statement on the 16th anniversary of 9/11:

“Today our hearts are heavy with the memories of the precious lives taken in the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11, as we grieve with those who lost family members, coworkers, friends, and loved ones on that tragic day. Today we also reflect on the incredible courage and heroism displayed by so many Americans looking out for one other. In those unimaginable moments of distress, firefighters, first responders, and ordinary Americans put their safety on the line, many of them for several weeks and months following the attacks, to help those in need. We must show our gratitude to all survivors by providing them the medical and financial support they need.

“Americans will never forget the evil carried out on our soil sixteen years ago, forever changing our world. As we continue to honor the memory of those we lost and the bravery of the heroes of 9/11, we remain vigilant. United we stand against terrorism and other hateful ideologies that seek to break the bonds of freedom and threaten our democracy.”

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