Statement by Alphonso Jackson
September 11, 2007
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
On the Anniversary of the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks
Six years ago, almost 3,000 innocent people died in an unprovoked terrorist attack. Most were Americans, although people from 92 other countries also died on that day. We remember them. We shall never forget. This is a day forever marked by history. On this anniversary we recall tragedy and destruction, but also heroism and sacrifice. This is also the moment when tens of thousands of lives were saved. At this stunning moment remarkable people stepped forward - our nation's firefighters, policemen, emergency medical personnel, nurses, doctors, clergy, transportation workers, government officials, our armed forces, the National Guard, and food service providers. These were Americans who displayed courage, determination, professionalism, and compassion under the most difficult circumstances. We remember all this on a day of somber remembrance and reflection. I join with all of the employees at HUD in our prayers for those who were lost and in thanks for those who gave so much.
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