Delgado Statement on the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks
RHINEBECK, NY—Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) released the following statement on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
“September 11, 2001 is a day that none of us will ever forget. Nineteen years ago today, vile acts of terror cut short the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Following the attacks, as thousands searched for safety, first responders rushed into harm’s way to save lives. These brave first responders came from communities across our district – towns large and small – as our country responded to this national tragedy with collective action. The selfless heroism of our volunteers echoes throughout our district as we honor those lost in the line of duty, as well as the thousands of heroes who have fallen ill and died from toxic exposures at Ground Zero.
“This year, while we may be physically distant from one another, we are bonded as a nation by our resolve in the face of tragedy. We will never forget those neighbors, coworkers and family members we lost, we will never forget the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, and we will never forget that deep sense of national unity we felt in the days and months following 9-11. May we continue to draw upon this collective strength as we confront this global health crisis, and answer to our better angels, united as Americans.”