PHOTOS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Honors Victims of the 9/11 Attacks in New York City at the National September 11th Memorial
New York, NY–Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today visited the National September 11th Memorial and Museum to mark the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, honoring the more than 3,000 innocent men, women, children, and first responders killed on 9/11 and the more than one million men and women who have served in the U.S. military since 9/11, including thousands who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
“As we observe the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, our hearts are with those for whom 9/11 is never truly out of mind—those who lost a husband, a wife, a child, a loved one. On that day sixteen years ago, the heinous attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania reverberated across the country and the world.
“At the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City this morning, I was honored to join people from all across the country who gathered to remember, mourn, and honor the victims of that attack. I visited the memorials of those from Hawaii, like Heather Ho, Patricia Colodner, and Maile Hale. Our thoughts today are also with the first responders who acted with courage and bravery to help those in need as we reaffirm our solidarity to support them through the pain and sickness that they endure from their response to those attacks.
“That fateful day changed everything for our country and still weighs heavily upon my heart. We must never forget the memory of those who lost their lives on that day, and those who continue to serve the American people and our country, at home and abroad,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
Background: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard launched the bipartisan Congressional Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus in 2015 on the 12th Anniversary of the Iraq War. The caucus includes a bipartisan group of Members who have served in the military after 9/11, and who are dedicated to issues related to our newest generation of veterans.