Statement from Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski on the 12th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2013

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, Deputy Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly today issued the following statement to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001.

"Today, we commemorate the shocking events of September 11, 2001. It is a moment that has been burned in our memory. Thousands of innocent lives were lost in a barbaric act of hatred against our country and our people. It is only proper and fitting that we remember the lives we lost that day and the families whose lives were forever changed. We offer them our continued prayers and support."

"But just as it is important to remember the tragedy of that day, let us also remember the commitment to public service of our police, firefighters and emergency response personnel. Let us remember the bravery and love of country displayed by ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. And let us remember our unity and resolve as Americans regardless of color, gender or political affiliation."

"None of us can ever forget the horror and heartbreak of September 11th. But there is solace to be found in these other memories. Let us remember it all and always hold our heads high as Americans proud of our country and of our people."