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Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke Commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks

In remembrance of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-11) released the following statement:

“This Sunday, we mark the 10 year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America.  We will never forget the nearly 3,000 lives were lost on that day, including 343 firefighters and 23 police officers.  Their ultimate sacrifice and heroic legacies will forever be honored and revered. 

In remembrance of the lives lost and heroic sacrifice, I encourage us all to volunteer in our communities on Sunday, which has been designated as a National Day of Service.  As Americans, we have an enduring strength, resolve and resilience that binds all of us together.  Let us unite and share that strength with others as great example to future generations of Americans to come.

The rebuilding of the World Trade Center site is symbolic of our nation’s endurance and determination to live our lives free from tyranny.  Just like the 1 World Trade Center Tower, our nation stands tall as a beacon of hope to people from around the world. 
As the only New York City delegation member on the House Committee on Homeland Security, I joined U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Peter King and other members of the NY Congressional Delegation in filing a petition requiring federal health officials to consider adding cancer coverage under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.  As a co-sponsor of this legislation, I believe we owe it to these brave first responders who answered the call to service.  I will continue to fight on behalf of our 9/11 families so that they have access to the medical support they need to fully heal from the after effects of these attacks.
My continued prayers go out both to the families that suffered the loss of a loved one and to those who have survived one of most violent attacks on American soil.  May God Bless them, God Bless You and God Bless the United States of America.”