Menendez Statement on 15th Anniversary of the September 11th Terror Attacks

Menendez Statement on 15th Anniversary of the September 11th Terror Attacks


NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez today issued the following statement commemorating the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks:

“Fifteen years ago, the world as we knew it forever changed, but the memories we carry with us will always stay the same.  We cannot help but remember the image of that bright, sun-drenched, beautifully clear September morning.  We cannot help but remember the image of the buildings coming down, the cloud of smoke and debris drifting east.  But most of all, we remember the 2,974 people who lost their lives. 

“Let that be our hope and our solemn pledge to the fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, siblings, friends and neighbors who perished on September 11th, 2001—to have each of their stories live on in our hearts as well as in our nation’s history.  Let us resolve to ensure that our children and grandchildren know what happened on that day, how we drew closer as a nation and saw the best that America had to offer in the heroism of our first responders.  With the passage of time, we must forever pledge to never forget.”

Sen. Menendez will mark Sunday’s anniversary by participating in a commemoration ceremony at Essex County’s September 11th Memorial at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange.

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