September 11, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on Anniversary of 9/11

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the anniversary of September 11, 2001:

“Today we remember the lives we lost to senseless acts of terror 17 years ago, as well as their families and loved ones, and the brave first responders and ordinary citizens who risked and gave their own lives to save others. On one of the darkest days in our nation’s history, Americans came together to support each other and demonstrated remarkable resilience. As we remember and reflect on that horrific day, we must never forget the lives lost, the countless heroes who put themselves in harm’s way, and the brave Americans who continue to risk everything in order to keep us all safe, secure, and free.”

Senator Hassan honored victims, their loved ones, and brave first responders who lost their lives in the tragic terrorist attacks 17 years ago and ensuing conflicts, in events across New Hampshire. On Sunday, Senator Hassan attended the 100 Nights of Remembrance Closing Ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery. Yesterday, the Senator participated in the Manchester School District’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Parkside Middle School, where she emphasized to students the importance of remembering the devastation of that day and the way in which Americans united and persevered together in the aftermath. Today, the Senator attended the New Hampshire Veterans Home’s Patriot Day Commemoration in Tilton, and will participate in the American Legion Post 35 Global War on Terrorism Monument Rededication Ceremony in Hampton.