[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) issued the following statement commemorating those tragically lost during the attacks on September 11, 2001.
“No matter how many years go by, the innocent victims and families of the September 11th attacks will always be in our hearts. The loss of countless loved ones from Connecticut and across the tri-state area shook us to our core, forever changing America and our way of life. In the face of evil and cowardice, the actions of heroic first responders, brave bystanders, and all who answered the call for help in the days after reminded us of our nation’s strength and resolve. More than two decades later, we not only celebrate the lives of those lost, but continue to stand with the families who deserve accountability and justice. Even as we thank the first responders, we must remember that they suffer deeply serious continuing health effects from toxic chemicals at Ground Zero—and the failure to protect them. We can honor all the survivors with action. We will never forget.”