Mayor Weinberger Statement on the 20 Year Anniversary of September 11th

Mayor Weinberger Statement on the 20 Year Anniversary of September 11th 

Burlington, VT - Today, Saturday, September 11th marks 20 years since the tragic, unprecedented terrorist attacks on American soil which claimed the lives of thousands at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Mayor Miro Weinberger made the following statement:  

 “For communities across the country, this Saturday marks a solemn milestone. Few events in our nation's history have brought such a shared experience, or one of such profound fear, grief, and uncertainty. I was living in New York City in 2001 and will never forget the hours of dread when I could not reach my wife Stacy who was working in lower Manhattan that morning. I will also always hold on to the memories of the profound demonstrations of community, caring, and genuine heroism that were so commonplace in the minutes, days, and months following the attacks on September 11th and the brave, selfless acts of our nation's career first responders among the ranks of military, fire, and police personnel who answered their call to duty, including Vermont’s own National Guard members. In those examples of personal courage and collective effort from twenty years ago, we should find the resilience to face the crises before us and the confidence that together we will not only heal but forge incredible progress.” 


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