Brooklyn, NY – Today, Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries released the following statement:
September 11, 2001 is a day that lives in infamy in New York City, in America and throughout the world. Today we lift up the memories of the 2,977 lives that were stolen in a heinous act of terrorism and pray for the families who continue to grieve this unimaginable loss.
On one of the most horrific days in our nation’s history, thousands of first responders leapt into action and ran towards danger to save their fellow Americans. Hundreds lost their lives and many continue to suffer from illnesses from their service at Ground Zero on that fateful day. They represent the best of us and House Democrats are committed to ensuring that these brave men and women receive the support they deserve.
Today, we pause in remembrance of those we lost 22 years ago and reaffirm our commitment to the survivors and the heroes. We will never forget.