Reflecting upon 12th anniversary of 9/11/01
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - On the 12th anniversary of the most devastating attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, NYS government officials released statements in remembrance of the tragic day Wednesday:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
"It's hard to imagine that it's been 12 years. In some ways so much has changed and in some ways so much remains the same.
"But despite the billions spent, despite all the years of construction, some things remain the same and some things should remain the same at Ground Zero.
U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna (NY-22)
"On this day 12 years ago, our nation was forever changed. Solemnly, we remember those we lost in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. We honor the lives torn apart from extreme acts of terrorism.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
"Today, we honor the memory of the victims of September 11th, and stand united with families and friends who lost loved ones on that horrific day twelve years ago. September 11th will always live in the hearts and minds of all Americans as a day of national tragedy and heart wrenching loss.
NYS Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
“Today, on this solemn anniversary, I join all New Yorkers in remembering and honoring those we lost 12 years ago.
"New York has come a long way in rebuilding our City since that fateful day, but we remain forever marked by the impact of those unspeakable attacks on our nation.
"We still ache from the loss of mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, and sons and daughters. As we honor their memory, let us pray for their families and loved ones, and continue our work toward a more secure future.”
NYS Senator Greg Ball
"Let us all pray that those innocent souls lost on 9-11 will never be forgotten and will always serve as a compelling, constant reminder and rallying call to keep America safe, free and strong.