Menendez Statement On Eighth Anniversary Of Sept 11th Terrorist Attacks

Menendez Statement On Eighth Anniversary Of Sept 11th Terrorist Attacks

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who is attending September 11th commemorations in West Orange and Leonia today, released the following statement on the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks:

"September 11, 2001 was a day of infamy. It was a day of tragedy. It was a day of heroism. 'Never forget' - the rallying cry in the days and weeks after the attacks - still has enormous meaning eight years later.

"It means we should honor those who were taken from us too soon, 700 of whom were New Jerseyans. It means we have an obligation to take care of those who contracted chronic and even deadly illnesses selflessly helping the rescue and recovery efforts around Ground Zero. It means we have to do what is necessary to make our nation as secure as it can be. It means we should always be thankful for our first responders and military and the sacrifices they make to ensure our families are safe. And it means that we should continually reaffirm the values and ideals that make ours the strongest and greatest nation on Earth."
"My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who we lost as a result of those heinous attacks. As the years elapse, we know that the hurt doesn't fade. That is why 'Never Forget' is as important as ever."

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