Menendez Commemorates 17th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks

Menendez Commemorates 17th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks

 
WEST ORANGE, N.J, – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today commemorated the 17th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks by paying tribute to the victims at the annual Essex County 9/11 Ceremony at the county’s memorial overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Over 700 New Jerseyans lost their lives that day, including 57 from Essex County.

“New Jerseyans in Essex County and beyond will forever remember seeing those towers fall, and smoke and ash stain what was once a bright sky. In these last seventeen years, the initial shock of September 11th may have worn off – but we face the aftershocks to this day,” said Senator Menendez. “Today is, and must always be, a day of remembrance.  Let us never forget the mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues lost that day. Let us never forget the unity that brought us together in the wake of such evil and lets act on our shared responsibility to look out for each other, to work together, to do everything we can to ensure that all Americans can live, learn, work and worship without fear.” 



Sen. Menendez will also attend and deliver remarks at this evening’s Hoboken’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Service.  

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