"Today, we remember those who were taken from us on September 11, 2001 in the worst terrorist attack our nation has ever known. Though it is 15 years later, we still feel the pain, none more so than those who lost a loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
Today we honor the victims. We pay tribute to the heroes who selflessly ran into the Twin Towers to save lives, many of whom never made it out. We renew our commitment to ensuring that the survivors who are now suffering from 9/11 related illnesses receive the care they need. We show gratitude to the servicemen and women defending our country from another terrorist attack. And we remember the way this country put aside its differences, came together and supported one another like no time in recent memory.
We will never forget."