Never Forget: Ohio officials issue statements remembering 9/11

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Ohio congressmen, senators and other officials are remembering the tragedy of the Sept. 11 attacks 21 years later.

Dayton Congressman Mike Turner thanked service members for the sacrifices they made that day:

“We remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who died in the horrific terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and those aboard flight 93. We will never forget the acts of heroism our first responders displayed when they charged into the burning buildings that fateful day. Thank you to our service members stationed overseas who brought justice to those who attacked our nation and continue today to protect Americans at home. Your service and sacrifices will never be forgotten.”

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Congressman Bob Latta described the events that happened on this day 21 years ago as “horrific”:

“September 11, 2001 – a day that every American who was alive at that time will never forget. 2,977 lives were cut short, and countless individuals and families were changed forever. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks brought against the United States by Islamic extremists. Something that the terrorists never predicted when they boarded those planes on the 11th was the resilience and strength the American people would demonstrate in the days and months that followed. Citizens came together to truly represent what it means to be American and to show that we are stronger than they ever anticipated.

Join me in remembering our fellow Americans who perished 21 years ago today and the brave first responders who helped to save many lives. Let us continue to pray for the families who had their loved ones taken from them and remember the brave men and women who answered the call to protect our nation and keep us safe. Let us remember to remain united as one – just as we were the days immediately following such a devastating tragedy.”

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Governor Mike DeWine took to social media to remember those who lost their lives and the survivors:

“Today is the 21st anniversary of 9/11. We remember the nearly 3,000 people killed in the coordinated terrorist attack. We remember the women and men who responded that day and for days after. We remember the survivors whose lives were forever changed. Let us #NeverForget911

Senator Rob Portman also issued a statement on social media, thanking those who have helped keep American safe at home and abroad:

“Today, on the 21st anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, let us all reflect on the impact of that tragic day that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people.

In the true American spirit, firefighters, police officers, emergency responders, and everyday citizens rose to the occasion to help those who were hurt and suffering, and our brave men and women in uniform took the fight to the terrorists.

This September 11th, I want to take a moment to remember those who died on this day 21 years ago and to express my gratitude to the first responders, military, and intelligence community who have dedicated their lives to protecting us both here at home and abroad.”

The Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters issued a statement commemorating the courage of first responders:

“As we mark the anniversary of September 11th, we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 innocent lives lost and hold their loved ones in our hearts. We also commemorate the courage of our first responders and service members who answered the call to duty that day. Their service is a true inspiration to all of us who wish to make our state and country stronger and fulfill our nation’s values of liberty and justice for all.”

The City of Dayton posted a photo of the Manhattan skyline on its Facebook page saying, “Never Forget.”

Congressman Jim Jordan posted a statement on social media saying we should, “never forget the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives,” 21 years ago.

“Never forget the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. God Bless all of our brave firefighters, police, first responders, service members, and veterans.”