Congressman Panetta Statement in Recognition of the 18th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) released the following statement on the eighteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:
"Today, we solemnly remember the terrorist attacks against our nation, and the 2,977 men, women, and children we lost on that horrific day. We also offer our sincere thanks to those who risked their lives that day and in the months of clean-up that followed.
"In July, we in the House overwhelmingly passed, and the President signed into law, a permanent reauthorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, to provide the financial security and support that 9/11 first responders, survivors, and families deserve.
"On this day, and every day, we honor their service and sacrifice."
At 8:46 a.m. Congressman Panetta joined his colleagues on the steps of the U.S. Capitol for a moment of silence to observe the National Day of Service and Remembrance.