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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement marking the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001:

“Thirteen years ago this morning our nation was struck by a senseless act of terrorism that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, including ten New Hampshire residents. I, along with every American, still remember the shock, horror and anger we felt as we watched the tragedy unfold. Today, we remember and honor the lives of those lost but also the courage and sacrifice of the first responders and the men and women who volunteered to serve our country and seek justice for those killed.

“September 11th also provides a reminder that we must be ever-vigilant in protecting our country, our people and our interests against evolving terrorist threats posed by extremist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). We must remain resolved and determined to decisively destroy this terrorist group, because we cannot forget the tragedy of thirteen years ago."