For Immediate Release
September 9, 2013
CONCORD - Governor Maggie Hassan has directed flags to half-staff on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, and proclaimed Wednesday as a Day of Remembrance in honor of the tragic terrorist attacks 12 years ago.
"We will never forget the events of September 11, 2001, one of the darkest days in our nation's history, but a day that demonstrated our collective resilience in the face of great tragedy," Governor Hassan said. "We remember the innocent victims of those senseless terrorist attacks, holding them and their families in our thoughts and prayers. We honor the first responders and all of the brave men and women who rushed into the burning towers or sacrificed themselves in a Pennsylvania field to protect the lives of people they never met. And we remain forever grateful for our men and women in uniform and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that our country can be safer and our freedom can be stronger. We remember these people and these events so that we can rededicate ourselves to the principles that make our state and country so strong, the principles that unite us in our resolve to be free."
To pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and in the ensuing conflicts, Governor Hassan will speak at three remembrance ceremonies: the Beech Street School 9/11 Remembrance Program in Manchester, the American Legion Post 33 Patriot Day "We Will Remember" September 11 Commemoration in Meredith, and the American Legion Post 35 Global War on Terrorism Monument Unveiling and Rededication in Hampton.
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