Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa:
“Eleven years ago, our nation suffered an incredible tragedy. We lost thousands of lives, and the security of the United States was severely threatened. We gather every year since to remember the events of that day and honor those who died. Today, we remember the 2,753 people whose lives were taken from them on that terrible day.
The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, were an unprecedented event on United States soil. In true American fashion, we rose out of this dark time stronger than ever before.”