Senator Murkowski Speaks in Remembrance of September 11, 2001
Recognizing September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
Today U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski shared her thoughts on the September 11 terrorist attacks on America:
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“Across our nation, we pause on this day to remember the tragedies of September 11, 2001 — the anniversary of the attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the heroic story of Flight 93. That day we saw a total of 2,996 people dead, including firefighters, paramedics, and police officers trying to help. 9/11 will forever be one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history.
“Yet from that tragedy, emerged a renewed sense of unity, patriotism, and reminder that we are all Americans together.
“On this day, officially known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, we honor those we lost and the heroic acts of so many. We remember the courage, heroism, and bravery shown by everyday Americans and first responders. And we promote community service as a tribute to the 9/11 victims and also the survivors.
“So let us continue to honor and thank all of those who sacrificed so much -- the victims and heroes of 9/11 — by coming together as neighbors, as volunteers, to embody that “spirit of service” and community on this national day of unity. Let us not just remember that sense of unity our nation had after 9/11, let us live it.”