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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

U.S. Rep. Lawson Statement on the 16th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks

September 11, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep.  Al Lawson, FL, released the following statement today regarding the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

“As we reflect today on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, we remember our fellow citizens who lost their lives, and their families, in this tragic incident.  We also remember those first-responders who risked their lives to save others.  

Considering this tragic day in our nation’s history, we recognize the importance of coming together as a country in the face of terrorism and hatred.

As we grapple with many challenges including racism, and terrorism, reflecting on the attacks of 9/11 help us to remember the importance of unifying as a nation to help our neighbors in times of need. The best way to remember the victims of 9/11 is to stand up against bigotry and hatred both here in America and around the world. May the victims of 9/11 be remembered, the bravery from their actions be praised, and may the past never be forgotten. “