(Brooklyn, NY) -- Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn today released the following statement in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks:
As we mark the passage of two decades since the day that changed our lives forever, we honor the nearly 3,000 victims who passed away on the 9/11 attacks, along with the thousands who were injured and continue to suffer to this day.
Decades later, all of us who lived through the attacks not only remember, but can never forget the devastation felt on that day.
We are eternally grateful for the service of our everyday heroes and first responders who made the ultimate selfless sacrifice to save others. They will forever live in our hearts, minds, and souls.
We also must continue to support the courageous first responders who are still suffering health issues from the hazards they encountered on that fateful day.
We also must continue to comfort those in mourning and need. Although the collective trauma from that horrific day will never fully heal, the support and unity displayed by all New Yorkers ultimately made our city and borough come back stronger.
Many of us observe this day as a day of remembrance, for the members of our community that lost loved ones and family on 9/11, as can be found throughout the city.
We Will Never Forget.