Governor John Lynch today issued the following statement regarding the death of Osama Bin Laden:
"We've been awaiting this moment of justice for nearly 10 years. I thank the members of our nation's armed forces who risked their lives on this important and dangerous mission, and for their bravery in avenging our nation.
"The vicious and brutal attacks orchestrated by bin Laden on September 11, 2001, killed thousands of our fellow Americans. Here in New Hampshire, we have profoundly felt the impact of the attack. Ten of our neighbors died in those attacks. We've sent thousands of our men and women off to fight the war against terror. Since then, more than two dozen additional New Hampshire citizens have sacrificed their lives serving in the military and fighting the war on terror.
"For nearly 10 years, America has pursued the perpetrators of this horrific attack on our nation and our people. Thanks to the dedication, courage and sacrifice of the men and women of our armed forces, Osama bin Laden will never again plot, support or in any way participate in an act of terror. That is welcome news for our state, our nation and the world.
"We must not forget that hundreds of men and women from New Hampshire join thousands more men and women from across the country still fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Let us continue to give them our full support and appreciation. And let us never forget those who died in the attacks or have sacrificed their lives protecting all of us."