The horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on our nation and changed our lives forever. The wound is still deep and painfully resonates 20 years later. 

Yet in the face of these evil attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, Americans showed true resilience and spirit, coming together as one. Our nation’s first responders, police officers, and firefighters demonstrated an unparalleled selflessness, with many losing their lives to save their friends, neighbors, fellow patriots. We are forever in their debt. 

Yesterday, President Biden proclaimed September 10, 2021 through September 12, 2021, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. The American Jewish Congress joins all Americans in honoring all those innocents who lost their lives on September 11th. Their lives shall never and will never be forgotten.

Today, we must come together again, regardless of faith, ethnicity and ideology, and stand together as partners in unity, recommitting ourselves to rejecting hate and extremism, and standing united against violent terrorism – be it foreign or domestic. It is through such unity that we will ensure that terrorism will never prevail.

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