Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins attended the September 11th Congressional Remembrance Ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The ceremony marked 20 years since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
“To commemorate the solemn anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack, I joined my colleagues on the U.S. Capitol steps to honor the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives – lives of accomplishment, contribution, and promise,” said Senator Collins. “We will also never forget the heroes of that day, including the courageous men and women on Flight 93 who wrestled that plane to the ground, sacrificing their lives so that others might live; the firefighters and police officers at the World Trade Center who continued to climb upward in rescue even as the Twin Towers were coming down; and the first responders, military personnel, and civilians who rushed into the smoke and flames at the Pentagon to lead others to safety.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and bipartisan members of the House and Senate attended the ceremony on the east front of the U.S. Capitol.
On the anniversary of September 11th on Saturday, Senator Collins attended a memorial ceremony at the Bangor waterfront that was organized by the JROTC at Bangor High School and directed by Lieutenant Colonel Darryl Lyon.