Speaker Heastie Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th Attack

Twenty years ago, our nation experienced one of the most devastating attacks in U.S. history that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people.

For New Yorkers, the events that unfolded that day shook us to our core and overwhelmed us with a shared sense of grief.

In the days and months that followed, Americans – and especially New Yorkers – came together in an unprecedented time of unity and demonstrated our resiliency.

Today, I join New Yorkers, and all Americans, in remembering the lives lost and reflecting on how far we have come.