September 11, 2001: Remembering Latinos Lost on 9/11

September 11, 2001: Remembering Latinos Lost on 9/11


By:  Selena Hill
Latin Post


9/11 will forever be marked as a day of infamy in American history.

As millions of Americans commemorate the nearly 3,000 people who died in terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and other U.S. sites, many Latino families will take time to remember how their lives were personally affected due to the loss of a loved one on Sept. 11, 2001...

..."I'll never forget that day in Washington," said Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., in a statement. "Congressmen gathered on the steps of the Capitol, joined hands and sang 'God Bless America.' I'll never forget the headline that ran on the front page of La Monde in Paris that read: 'We Are All Americans.' Our lives changed that day. Our understanding of the world also changed. The memories we carry with us of that beautiful, clear, September morning 14 years ago were a turning point for America and the Middle East."

"Now, 14 years later, we still remember. But, most of all we remember the 2,974 people who died. We remember their families and the courage and service of the first responders, all of us united by our shared belief that we will meet the new threats we face with the same courage -- resolved that there will never be another day like September 11, 2001," added Menendez. 

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