Dear Fellow New Yorker:
Like so many New Yorkers, I clearly remember where I was on the morning of September 11th, 2001.
And while more than a decade has now passed, the memory of that tragic day is still fresh in our minds. The sorrow and the pain that we felt are still with us.
More than 3,000 people died on September 11th, many of whom lived within my Senate district and in the districts of my neighboring Senate colleagues. I will never forget the strength and courage of the families of those who perished. Their loss is felt every day, but never more so than on this day.
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.
I hope you will join me in remembering and honoring the lives of those who were lost on that tragic day, and in continuing to demonstrate that we remain the strongest, most compassionate and most resilient nation in the world.
God Bless America today, tomorrow and always.
Owen H. Johnson
Member of the Senate