Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on 9/11 Anniversary
“Sixteen years ago, Americans across the country went about their routine unaware that our nation would be changed forever. We watched as terrorists attacked New York City and our nation because of the ideals our great country embodies – freedom, liberty, equality and opportunity. Today, we remember the innocent lives lost and support their families. I especially think of and pay tribute to the hundreds of Staten Islanders and Brooklynites taken from us. Years have passed, but the tremendous loss felt by our community will always remain. We honor and thank the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to help others. We show gratitude to the heroes who sifted through the rubble and are now battling illnesses related to their selfless actions. On this anniversary, let us reflect on the resiliency of the American people and recommit to the promises we made as a country – we will never forget, and we will always work together as a nation to emerge stronger and more united.”
-- Congressman Dan Donovan serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. During Donovan’s first year in Congress, he led the fight to secure a permanent extension of the World Trade Center Health Program, which ensures that 9/11 first responders who are now suffering illnesses related to their work at Ground Zero have access to health screenings and treatments.