Senator Jay Rockefeller today issued the following statement on the anniversary of September 11, 2001 to honor the almost 3,000 people who were killed that day.
"Today is a day to remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives 11 years ago. The sadness of 9/11 is still nearby and none of us will ever forget it. West Virginia lost Dr. Paul Ambrose of Barboursville, Mary Lou Hague of Parkersburg, and Shelley Marshall, whose family resides in Martinsburg. Their lives were taken away far too soon, and they will always be in our memory. This is a day of reflection, and it's also a call to action -- to work together. I encourage everyone to today participate in a public service activity that gives back to their communities as a way to honor the victims, survivors, and their families who will never be forgotten."