“Our city and nation were forever changed on September 11, 2001, and today’s anniversary offers us a moment to once again reflect on the lives lost and changed by the events that day. As a native New Yorker, I recall the experience of shock and pain, and know that many of us are still working to heal from it. While we continue to support the families of those we lost, we must also uplift the first responders and rescue workers who rushed towards danger to look for survivors at Ground Zero and are suffering from life-threatening illnesses because of the toxic exposure. Too many families and victims are still struggling from the aftermath of this tragedy, and it’s imperative that the city, state and nation provide them with the full support they need to recover. As we remember the day 22 years ago, may our shared grief and love for our neighbors, fallen heroes, our city and nation, continue to unite us and light our path forward towards resilience and healing.”