September 11, 2016

Hirono Commemorates 15th Anniversary of September 11 Attacks

Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement in remembrance of the September 11 attacks:

“Fifteen years ago, our nation stood stunned as we learned about attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Today, we again stand together, in memory of the thousands who were killed on September 11, and gratitude for the heroism of first responders and ordinary Americans who showed extraordinary bravery and resilience in one of our darkest hours.

“In the wake of immense tragedy, our nation came together with unity and aloha to support the loved ones of those we lost, and resolved to rebuild and bring the perpetrators to justice. We owe a great debt to those who gave their lives fighting terrorism, those who continue to defend our communities today at home and abroad, and the families of those who served. In their honor, we must continue to fight for first responders, service members, and veterans to ensure that they have timely access to the benefits and support they have earned.”