ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 11, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks:
“Today, we remember and pay tribute to the 3,000 men, women, and children – 68 of them Marylanders – who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.
“The story of September 11th – the courage, the remembrance, the renewal and what we choose to do with that – is also the story of America. Even amidst tragedy, there was a tremendous amount of beauty revealed that day 10 years ago – it was the beauty that is the dignity of every individual, the beauty of our own responsibility to be able to advance and protect the greater good, and the beauty that comes from understanding that we’re all in this together, that we need each other, and what we do in this lifetime does matter. On September 11th, 2001, we told one another that we would never, ever forget. And we won’t.
“Together, we mark this occasion of remembrance, renewal and resilience.”