September 11, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:

“Twelve years ago, horrifying terrorist attacks changed our country and our world forever. Today is not only a day to remember those we lost but to also honor the courage, resolve and unity the American people have shown ever since.  The brave first responders who rushed into the burning towers, the courageous passengers on United Airlines Flight 93, and the countless number of Americans who offered their assistance to victims of the attacks epitomize our country’s best qualities. Across New Hampshire, more than 100 fire departments offered their services to assist New York, further demonstrating the strength of our country’s spirit and resolve.  On this solemn day, I’d like to express my deepest gratitude for both those who answered the call to service on that day as well as our men and women in uniform who have made great sacrifices to safeguard our country ever since.”