Majority Leader Kim Ward Issues Statement on 20th Anniversary of September 11th Terrorist Attacks on the United States of America

GREENSBURG – Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) issued the following statement today as we reflect on the 20the Anniversary of September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States of America.

“This year marks 20 years since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States of America.  Americans watched the events of that day unfold in disbelief.  Pennsylvanians watched not realizing that within an hour of the Twin Towers collapsing a small town in rural Pennsylvania, Shanksville, would become a household name around the globe.  We will never forget those who fought back against the terrorist that day.  We honor those Pennsylvanians that courageously helped others including the first responders and ordinary heroes from across our state, many of whom are from the communities I serve and share just 50 miles from Shanksville.  Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the 3,000 lives lost that day.  As we take time to reflect on one of the darkest days in our nation’s history, let us not forget our resilience as a Commonwealth and a nation as we come together as Americans.”

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