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Upon the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we pause to reflect upon the tragic events which are etched into our collective memories. Following the senseless loss of life and the extensive destruction on September 11, 2001, our country stood together during a moment of incredible grief.

This weekend, I join all Atlantans, Georgians and Americans as we remember each of the individuals who perished unnecessarily during these attacks. We express our deepest remorse to the families who experienced a sorrow we will never know.

We also acknowledge the courage of our first responders who risked their own lives to rescue survivors and ease the suffering of so many. We honor our brave men and women in the armed services who for the last decade have fought against further terrorism on behalf of all of us. They continue to provide a blanket of protection that keeps us safe.

We also must remain vigilant because there are still those who seek to harm us. We must not only look out for our own safety, but for the well-being of our families, neighbors and fellow Americans.

September 11 marks a day of remembrance for our nation. Let us never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

One Response to Statement from Mayor Reed on 9/11

  1. Nicely said Mr. Reed.