September 11, 2013


Washington, D.C. – On the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attack, Senator Mazie K. Hirono commemorated those who lost their lives. Earlier this summer, Senator Hirono joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in paying her respects at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, and this morning, she joined her colleagues on the steps of the U.S. Capitol for a remembrance ceremony. Her statement reads below:

“Twelve years after the September 11 attacks against our nation, the memory and pain of that day is still very fresh. Like many in Hawaii, I remember hearing about the attacks that morning and being deeply moved by stories of first responders who flooded into the burning buildings, families searching frantically for missing relatives and regular people on the street who banded together to help the search and rescue efforts. I was reminded of these brave, selfless people when I visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City earlier this summer. Looking at the memorial, it is impossible not to think about those who died in the brutal attacks, the firefighters, EMTs and policemen. In the wake of immense tragedy, our nation came together with unity and aloha, resolving to rebuild and bring our perpetrators to justice. Let us once again come together to remember those who were lost and the emotions that swept through our nation that day.”

Hirono toured the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City in July with a bipartisan group of lawmakers.


Hirono also attended today’s remembrance ceremony of September 11 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.