In honor of those lost on 9/11

Mayor Wilfred Rosas has joined President Obama and New York Governor Cuomo in ordering the flag flying over City Hall to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, September 11th to honor those lost during the terrorist attack on our nation.

Mayor Rosas said, “This terrorist attack has changed the way we live today. Of the more than 3,000 lives lost in New York City, there were men and women who rushed in throwing caution and concern for their own lives to the wind to try and save as many innocent people as possible. With the towers in flames, the Nation lost 343 New York City firefighters, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority officers. We are grateful to them. But there were even more lives lost. There were 40 passengers and crew members aboard the United Airlines Flight 93 who died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania when the hijackers crashed the plane into a field, and another 184 killed at the Pentagon when the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.”

The Mayor is asking the residents of the City of Dunkirk to join him and the Dunkirk City Firefighters at the Fire Hall located at 311 Eagle Street on Sunday, September 11th at 9:00 A.M. for a moment of silence, and to honor all of the victims of that day, whether in New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, or Washington D.C.”

“As a member of the New York State Trooper Detail sent to ground zero while the smoke was still rising, the tragic events of that day will remain forever etched into my mind.” The Mayor said. “The day of the attacks did not end the suffering caused by this heinous act, there are still those living with the after affects. We must never forget those we lost, but must also remember those who suffered and later died from those terrorists attacks on our nation and our way of life.”

May God Bless America; and May God Bless the City of Dunkirk and its residents.

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