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  • 9/11 Memorial Act

    by Representative Elise M. Stefanik

    Posted on 2016-02-09

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    STEFANIK. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 3036, the 9/11 Memorial Act.

    I thank my colleague, Mr. MacArthur, for his leadership on this incredibly important issue.

    Fifteen years ago on September 11th, every American will remember where he was when the horrifying news broke of these terrorist attacks. Mr. Speaker, as the youngest Member currently serving in Congress, I was in my high school English class when the horrible news was shared with my classmates from our teacher. I remember my schoolmates, crying, who couldn't get ahold of their older siblings, of their aunts and uncles, of their cousins who worked in the World Trade Center.

    On that horrifying day when terrorists attacked our Nation, we also saw true acts of heroism. As the workers of the World Trade Center were running out to escape, our first responders were running up the stairs to save their fellow Americans. Strangers helped fellow strangers escape the buildings. New Yorkers helped others walk miles home to get to their families.

    {time} 1715 New Yorkers will never forget the horrifying attacks. This Nation will never forget these horrifying attacks. The 9/11 memorial is truly hallowed ground.

    I urge all of my colleagues to vote ``yes'' on this legislation.

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