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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.

Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on the Tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee

July 22, 2015

On behalf of the City of Atlanta, I want to express my deepest sympathy for the four Marines and one sailor who lost their lives to a senseless act of violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, and we offer our gratitude to the first responders who helped to save the lives of so many others. Out of respect for the victims of the shooting on July 16, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, I hereby order that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff at all City of Atlanta public buildings and grounds until sunset, July 30, 2015.