Statement from Speaker Heastie on the 18th Anniversary of September 11th

Today people across the nation will pause to remember the thousands of lives tragically lost on 9-11. Our hearts still break when we remember these terrible events, and we extend our gratitude to the brave men and women who answered the call to serve during our nation’s darkest hour.

Despite immeasurable loss and grief, New York was overcome with a spirit of unity and comforted by the kindness of strangers from across this great nation, and every corner of the the globe. We were forever changed.

May we never forget those we lost, those who served, or the kindness and compassion that acted as a light in the darkness.