ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 11, 2011) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown issued the following statement today on the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks:
“As we reflect on the tragic events that occurred ten years ago today, it is clear that ten years is not nearly long enough to erase the wounds inflicted upon us on September 11th. Not long enough to assuage the anguish of the families and loved ones of those we lost. Not long enough to have brought home all who bravely answered the call to serve in the Armed Forces. And not long enough to reconcile the grief, uncertainty and fear that gripped our nation.
“No amount of time will ever be long enough. But if we focus our thoughts and memories on how we all came together following 9/11, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or national origin, united as Americans, then we can continue to heal the pain of that tragedy. We must once again reestablish that sense of national unity to move forward and take on the great challenges that we face: in our economy, in the workforce, in our national security, and in our financial security.
“I hope that we take this moment to honor those we’ve lost, thank those who serve, and remember the greatness that can be achieved when we come together as one nation.”