Assembly Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) issued the following statement Friday to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:
“Fourteen years ago, terrorists took innocent lives intent on creating an America paralyzed by fear; today, let us remember that we responded as an America united by common purpose.
“Let us remember the friends and neighbors and complete strangers who leaned on one another, forging bonds known only to those who have shared in the experience of unspeakable trauma.
“Let us remember the heroic selflessness of the first responders and members of our armed forces who considered their sense of duty more important than their personal safety.
“Let us remember the young people who strive daily to live in honor of lost mothers and fathers they’ve seen only in picture frames.
“We never will forget, nor will we ever comprehend, the evil of the September 11th attacks. As we mourn and pray for the healing of hearts burdened with grief, may we also never forget that our unifying ideals of freedom, justice and democracy continue to bind the United States of America.”