With an aim to support the bereaved families of the tragic incident, both the public and private sectors gathered this year as 2022 marks the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which took place last September 11, 2001.
“The events of September 11, 2001, profoundly affected us all, showing our nation’s resilience in the face of tragedy, unifying and strengthening our resolve against global terrorism; and each year, citizens across our nation honor and remember those who lost their lives during these tragic events… and we continue to offer support to the families who lost loved ones in the devastating events of that day through prayer and reflection,” Torres said.
“We want to always bring into the attention of the community so that even the young people can remember what happened 21 years ago. This is important not only for us adults but also young people to understand what sacrifices happened in this event,” said Tan.
The proclamation signing was followed by the “We Will Never Forget” motorcade on September 10 at the American Memorial Park to commemorate the lives of those who passed away performing their sworn duties.