“September 11th, 2001 was a tragic day in American history as the civilian citizens of our great nation were attacked on our own soil. As we mark the 13th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America, it is important to pause and remember the nearly 3,000 people we lost that day. We share the grief of 349 Nassau County families whose lives were forever changed and remember and give thanks to 18 Nassau County firefighters who, did not run from, but ran into danger in order to administer aid to the innocent victims. We also remember those who continue to give their lives from post 9/11 injuries and who continue to fight the global war on terrorism.
As Americans, we will always stand united. Today, as we remember the tragic events of 2001, we renew our faith in democracy and the unbeatable American spirit that cannot be defeated by cowardly acts of terrorism. We believe in freedom and democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human life. It is these principles and our resolve that is the foundation of our great nation. May God continue to bring comfort to the families of the victims of 9/11, and may He always bless these United States of America.”