Congressman Bob Turner (NY-09) joined with his fellow New Yorkers and Americans in remembering all those lost during the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
"Today, we are a nation of one; one city that embodies a nation, one collective heart mourning the loss of many, one nation standing together to remember the lives and ideals of so many tragically lost at the hands of unwarranted terror. We cannot and will not ever forget all those who lost their lives on that fateful day. The mothers; fathers; brothers; sisters; husbands; wives; loved ones; friends; colleagues; and the brave first responders who came rushing to the scene to save countless lives amidst mayhem and confusion. However many years removed we have become from that day, none of us will ever forget the anxiety we felt as we tried to locate our loved ones, the shock we felt as we watched the towers fall, and the grief we shared after they came down. Today marks the anniversary of one of our darkest hours, but even from the depths of darkness, New Yorkers, our beloved city, and this great country picked ourselves up after the attack and came back stronger and more resilient than ever. We will never forget all those lost and carry them with us each and every day as we move forward."