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Statement from Mayor Kasim Reed on the Anniversary of September 11, 2001

September 11, 2015

Fourteen years ago, we watched as a horrific tragedy unfolded before us. Our world had changed forever, and the future seemed uncertain. Yet, despite all the chaos of that day, one thing was clear: no act of violence can ever break the will and unity of the American people. Instead, we came together as one nation.

On our darkest day, we witnessed the very best that America has to offer. We saw first responders rushing toward the World Trade Center, thinking only of how they could save others. We heard of everyday Americans rallying the courage to overpower their hijackers before they could attack our capital. These heroes gave us renewed faith in the power of the American spirit.

Today, let us hold our loved ones closer, remember all those we lost, and reflect on the values at the core of our American family.