Elmira, N.Y., September 11--New York State Senator George Winner joined many state and national leaders today to solemnly recognize the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America.
Winner released the following statement:
"Today’s many observances of the ninth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on our state and our nation are occasions of solemn remembrance of those we lost, of those heroic citizens who responded in our time of need, and of the American troops whose sacrifice and courage continue to help the world stand strong in the face of terrorism today.
"I'm proud to also recall the many people of the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region who responded in such positive, uplifting ways in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. It was this demonstration of an undaunted spirit of resolve -- locally and across the nation -- that spurred this nation’s recovery and that will continue, always, to remind us that we face a future of hope, that the fundamental values of decency, honor and respect will keep America strong.”