Monday, September 11, 2017

Remembering 9/11, Its Victims and Heroes

Today I hope each of us will take the time to reflect on the terrorist attacks that struck our nation on September 11, 2001, and to remember those who tragically lost their lives because of the attacks and the family members, friends and communities that continue to be impacted by those losses.

I hope that we will also remember with gratitude the police officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and other responders whose courage and dedication that day and in the days that followed inspired all of us and provided our nation with strength at a time when we needed it most to confront and rise above terror. Their sacrifices must never be forgotten.

This morning I was honored to join with the men and women of the Gloucester Fire and Police Departments and U.S. Coast Guard Station Gloucester in a solemn memorial service to commemorate the bravery of those who responded when terror attacked, and to express support for those who stand ready today to answer the call of duty. Photos of that service are posted below.