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Senator Hassan Statement Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement ahead of the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

“Today, we remember the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, including our fellow Granite Staters; the first responders who rushed into burning and collapsing buildings in their efforts to save lives; and the many men and women who have served in the Global War on Terrorism. We also offer our support and prayers to those who lost loved ones and carry the grief of their loss with them each and every day.

“For so many of us, the memories of September 11th are still fresh, and it is hard to absorb the fact that a generation has passed since that terrible day. And as difficult as it is to reflect and remember the events of that day, we must. We have a responsibility to ensure that future generations understand its significance, and remember those whom we lost. 

“As awful and terrifying as the horrors of September 11th were, they were matched by incredible acts of patriotism and heroism from first responders and ordinary citizens who risked their lives for people whom they had never met. And then in its aftermath, many Americans were drawn into a life of service. Throughout the Global War on Terrorism, thousands of men and women put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe, secure, and free.

“One of the things that I will always remember is that in the face of this awful tragedy, Americans were reminded of the bonds that we share and recognized the strength and promise of our remarkable country -- and our commitment to one another. As we commemorate this day, we must rededicate ourselves to those bonds and love of country, and continue the work of building a country that is ever-worthy of the sacrifices that our service members have made on behalf of all of us, and the memories of those we lost on that fateful day in our country’s history.”

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