Assembly Homeland Security Committee Chair Annette Quijano on Wednesday issued the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the tragedies of September 11, 2001:
“Each year, this difficult anniversary reminds us how far we’ve come as a nation and how much our world has changed since that infamous day.
“We’ve had many reminders over the years that we must remain vigilant no matter how much time passes. The dictum, ‘If you see something, say something’ is a responsibility we should all be mindful of throughout our daily lives. It’s a responsibility we bear to our nation, to the thousands of victims that were lost that day, to the families of these victims and to our heroes fighting on the front lines to protect our freedom.
“Each year, our wounds heal slightly as a nation. I can only hope the same can be said for the families who lost loved ones that fateful day. Today, let us all join together to honor their memories and salute the resilience of the American spirit,” said Quijano (D-Union).