Williams' Statement On The 19th Anniversary Of The 9/11 Attacks

September 11th, 2020

Press Release

"Nineteen years after the attacks of September 11, the memories, the pain, the devastating impact of unimaginable loss remains heavy on the hearts and minds of New Yorkers and the nation. I pray all who lost loved ones have found some measure of healing and modicum of peace. We remember not only those who were killed on that day, but all, especially first responders, who have suffered and lost their lives to illness as a result of their courage to provide aid in the area of the attack. I hope that all with the power of action will use it to help those in pain.

"The impression of the tragedy that took place on September 11, and the lives of those lost, will forever be remembered in our minds, our hearts, and our history. New York is again experiencing a time of great pain, of tens of thousands of lives lost to a deadly virus, a city stricken by grief and wary of an uncertain future. Now, as we did then, is a time to comfort all who are mourning, to support all who are struggling, to give gratitude to our heroes and aid to our suffering neighbors.

"Tragedy can sometimes discourage a city, a nation, but with commitment and tenacity, I am strong in my belief that New York and its people will remain strong and unified, lifting each other in times of tragedy and standing together to rebuild and recover."

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