Elmira, N.Y., September 10—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today released the following statement on tomorrow’s 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks:
“On this 20th Anniversary, our thoughts and prayers remain with all of the victims of September 11th, their families and loved ones, and all those who responded on that terrible day. I join in recalling how so many emergency services volunteers, not-for-profit organizations, school classrooms, business leaders, and individual families and communities from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions responded in such strong, uplifting ways in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
“And I again express our deepest gratitude and enduring respect to the men and women of our military who have always stood ready to defend, protect, and serve.
“I take the opportunity each and every year on this anniversary to remember how citizens, young and old, from all walks of life, responded with a powerful, enduring determination to help America recover and rebuild. Two decades later, these memories can still remind us that even in the toughest of times and during the darkest of days, Americans face a future of hope, that the fundamental American values of decency, fortitude, generosity, and strength will help us carry on and keep this region, this state, and our nation strong.”