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Tim Bishop Remembering 9/11

Fri, Sep 9, 2011

9/11 Remembrance, Suffolk

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On Sunday, September 11th, Congressman Tim Bishop plans to attend 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies in the following communities in the First Congressional District of New York: Bellport Village, Southampton, Manorville, Westhampton Beach (Gabreski Air National Guard Base), Rocky Point, Selden and Stony Brook.

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Today in Washington, a Resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001, on the 10th anniversary was passed unanimously. The resolution states, in part, “that the American people will never forget the sacrifices made on September 11, 2001, and will never bow to terrorist demands;” and that “when Congress adjourns today, it stands adjourned out of respect to the victims of the terrorist attacks.”

Congressman Bishop released the following statement on the upcoming tenth Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States:

“Every American old enough to remember September 11th, 2001 will never forget where they were when the Twin Towers fell. Ten years have passed since the most devastating attack America has ever sustained, yet the events of that terrible day defy the very nature of time and history. As a nation, they will always be with us.

“They will be with us in the stories of the Twin Towers, where firefighters and office workers alike knowingly gave their own lives so others might live. Of the first responders who jeopardized their own physical and mental health to rescue those who could be rescued, and recover the final remains of those who could not. Of the passengers on Flight 97 who faced certain death with steely courage and foiled the attack on the Capitol. Of the brave men and women who volunteered to serve our nation in its hour of need, and the families that have sacrificed along with them this past decade.

These stories must be the legacy of September 11th, told in stone and steel in memorials across this great nation and in so many Long Island communities. I will be honored to attend remembrances in our area in the coming days where Americans of all ages, and all religious and ethnic heritages, join together to commemorate what drew us together in the aftermath of September 11th and what binds us still. May the passage of time continue to heal the wounds of that painful day, but may we remember that our nation’s darkest hour also stands among our finest.

9/11, We Will Never Forget.”

Tim Bishop
Member of Congress

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