Today, Representative Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement to commemorate the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001 and to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that day.
"Today we commemorate the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks which sought to divide us as a nation, but instead united Americans as one people," stated Representative Yvette D. Clarke. "We remember the lives lost and the families of the victims who mourn their loss--even today.
"As a nation, we have made steady progress to rebuild and honor their memories. The decision to recognize additional illnesses suffered by our courageous first responders under the Zadroga Act pays homage to their sacrifice during the recovery effort.
"We will never forget the very tragic events of 9/11; we will forever honor the legacy of love and courage left behind by so many loved ones, our heroes, first responders and members of the Armed Services" concluded Representative Clarke.