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Political leaders remember 9/11


September 11, 2012

RIVER VALLEY — A number of political leaders who represent the Upper Delaware Valley issued statements on September 11, remembering the day 11 year earlier when terrorists took control of jet airplanes and wreaked havoc in the United States.

From Senator Bob Casey, “From the skies above Shanksville to the streets of New York City to the grounds of the Pentagon, Americans came together and, in some cases, sacrificed their own lives to save countless others. On this anniversary as on those past, we should renew our commitment to bringing terrorists to justice as well as facing our economic challenges with unity and cooperation to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of all Americans.”

Congressman Maurice Hinchey wrote, "We will never make sense of that tragic day. But out of one of the darkest moments in our history we saw the self-sacrifice and heroism that has defined our nation.”

The statement from state Senator John Bonacic said, “More than 3,000 people died on September 11th, and as we pause to reflect on those who were lost, we also must remember that in the difficult days after the attacks, millions of New Yorkers—and indeed all Americans—cast aside their differences and stood as one, united in grief, compassion and resolve.”