WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2021) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement in recognition and remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001.
"I was at home in Albuquerque, getting ready to drive to Gallup, when the first plane hit 20 years ago. Like so many, I watched on TV as the second plane hit 17 minutes later. Wherever the news found each of us that day, we were all together. United, we shifted from shock and disbelief, to grief, to a determined resilience.
“Today, we honor and mourn all those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, in the Pentagon, and in fields in western Pennsylvania. We reaffirm our admiration and appreciation for the first responders and so many others nearby who risked their lives to help neighbors and strangers alike. And we extend our continued gratitude to all the military service members who were called to Afghanistan, Iraq, and around the world - to protect our freedoms and keep us safe.
“I hope we never forget the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and the profound belief in our country that brought us together in the days that followed."