On this solemn 20th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation, the Prince George’s County Council joins with fellow citizens to remember with heartfelt compassion, the nearly 3,000 lives sacrificed in New York City, at the Pentagon in the Nation’s Capital, and on United Airlines Flight 93, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Among the victims killed in the attacks were Prince Georgians who lived in the communities of Forestville, Temple Hills, Springdale, Camp Springs, Upper Marlboro, University Park, Clinton, Fort Washington, Lanham, Capitol Heights, Landover, Oxon Hill, Forest Heights, and New Carrollton.
While the passage of time has not lessened the pain of that terrible day, September 11th reminds us of how unspeakable trauma can bring us all together in a unified response. On this 20th anniversary, the Council encourages our continued commitment to the fight against terrorism and injustice, as we embrace our incredible resilience as a nation and community.
We remain grateful to our courageous first responders, hundreds who made the ultimate sacrifice. These brave men and women remain at the highest state of readiness, continuing to risk it all for our protection.
Our prayers for those left forever scarred by this devastating event in our nation’s history will endure.
Prince Georgians will never forget.