Senator Jay Rockefeller today released the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:
"On each solemn and moving anniversary of that horrific September day, our nation mourns all those whose lives were taken and those lives that were forever changed. We remain filled with heartache from that day, and I suspect we always will. Each year on this anniversary, I ask all West Virginians to honor the victims of 9/11 by participating in an act of service. It can be as simple as volunteering at a local food bank, visiting an elderly neighbor, taking a moment to thank a police officer or firefighter for their service, or finding your own special way of giving back. I can think of no better way to honor that tragic day than staying true to our state's long tradition of honoring others by making meaningful contributions to our communities."