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(Portsmouth, NH) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement marking the 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001:

“Fourteen years ago today, the world watched in horror as a senseless act of terrorism took the lives of nearly 3000 people, including ten New Hampshire residents. Today, with heavy hearts we remember those who lost their lives and continue to pray for strength and peace for their loved ones. As I join with law enforcement officials in Portsmouth to remember those killed, I’m reminded of the bravery and heroism of our first responders. Those who rushed toward danger to save others knowing full well the risks, exemplify the best of our nation. Today in Portsmouth, we unveiled an I-beam recovered from the Twin Towers which will serve as an enduring reminder in the Granite State of that fateful day.”

In Portsmouth today, Senator Shaheen joined state and city officials at the Portsmouth Police Department at City Hall to unveil a beam from the World Trade Center that will remain as a memorial. The unveiling occurred at 8:46 a.m., marking the moment that the first plane struck the Twin Towers.