Congresswoman Barbara Lee commemorated the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, calling the day “a sobering moment for our country and a reminder that we must always remember those who perished in this appalling act of violence.”
“We pause to honor and remember the men, women and children whose lives were lost on this tragic and sad day in Pennsylvania, New York and Washington, DC,” she said.
“We again salute the heroism and courage exhibited by the first responders – law enforcement personnel, volunteers and others – who risked their lives, and in many cases sacrificed their own lives, to help others.”
She emphasized that the country must ”repay their service and sacrifice” by ensuring that those who were exposed to the toxic aftermath of these attacks receive health care to address their needs.
“I encourage everyone to take time to reflect, to give back, and to rededicate ourselves to the ideals that unite us as Americans,” Lee said.