September 11, 2019

Luján Statement on Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Washington, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

"Today, we honor the legacy of the individuals who tragically perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks 18 years ago. These heinous attacks remain a poignant reminder that when faced with unspeakable loss and evil, the American spirit remains unbroken.

“We remain grateful to the first responders and law enforcement officers who responded with bravery and courage by rushing into the fire and smoke so others may live. When thousands of these American heroes continue to suffer from health consequences because of 9/11, we must also turn our gratitude into continued action to ensure these individuals receive health treatment and resources befitting their service to our nation.

"As we recognize the 18th anniversary of 9/11, we continue to mourn our loved ones, honor their enduring memory, and come together to be grateful for the resiliency of America."

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