Statement by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on the Anniversary of September 11th

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)–September 11, 2013 – Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement on the Anniversary of September 11th:

“Today is a day of remembrance for the thousands of lives lost and for our fallen heroes who rushed to save the lives of others twelve years ago. We grieve with the families who lost their loved ones and honor the first responders and the brave men and women in uniform fighting for our security and safety here at home and abroad.

“In our nation’s history, September 11th will be remembered as one of our darkest days. It was also a day that brought out country together. Americans from all over the country – including Chicago – rallied to help the victims and recovery efforts. We reacted as a nation – without divisions – in helping each other and reinforcing our commitment to the principles of freedom and democracy. Today, of all days, we must stand together against hatred, violence, discrimination, stereotypes and racism and work together to live in a world of peace and freedom.”