Congressman Crowley on the 11th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks

September 11, 2012
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), spoke on the House floor marking the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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Rep. Crowley’s remarks as prepared for delivery:

“I rise today in remembrance of those who lost their lives on this tragic September morning, 11 years ago today.

“For the nation, September 11th marks the day that the course of history in the United States was changed forever.

“For New Yorkers, 9/11 was the day that our great city suffered a grievous blow, leaving behind a hole in the heart of lower Manhattan, and an even bigger hole in our hearts.

“While many of the structures destroyed or damaged by the attacks are being rebuilt or renewed, the families who lost their loved ones can never replace the husbands, the wives, the fathers, the mothers, the brothers, the sisters and the children who perished. 

“We can also never replace the brave first responders who rushed into the burning buildings, giving their lives for others. 

“Not one single day goes by that families don’t think of their loved ones who were lost, and we must ensure that 9/11’s sacrifices are never, ever forgotten.

“Today, we stand together in honoring their memory and saluting their courage, which they so richly deserve.”

Congressman Crowley is a seven-term representative from the 7th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He serves as chief deputy whip in the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.