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ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement on the 15th anniversary of September 11 terror attacks:
“The events of September 11, 2001 changed our nation forever. In one tragic day, we witnessed the best and worst of human nature. In the face of true evil, everyday Americans became heroes as police, firefighters, and first responders risked, and in many cases sacrificed their lives to save others. Today, we also honor our men and women in the Armed Forces who have dedicated their lives in defense of our country and continue the fight against terrorism both at home and overseas.
“Fifteen years later, we have not forgotten the thousands who perished, including 69 Marylanders, and we continue to grieve with our fellow Americans who lost friends and loved ones. That day also taught us that in the face of unimaginable loss and terror, America's resolve only strengthened and continues to grow stronger with each passing year. The First Lady and I stand with all Marylanders as we take this day to mourn the fallen and revere our heroes – always remembering that our great nation can overcome any obstacle when we are united as one.”