New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today released the following statement in remembrance of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks:
“As we recognize the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, we pause to remember the thousands of innocent victims who lost their lives or were injured on that day in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. This day is always a somber reminder for the nearly 700 families across the State of New Jersey who tragically lost loved ones in the attacks, and the events of that day continue to weigh heavy on the hearts and minds of all Americans. That September morning united us as a nation to show the world our strength and resolve to overcome evil. Sixteen years later, we reflect on the acts of heroism that were displayed by so many people on that day and honor those Americans in uniform - firefighters, police officers, EMS responders, and our servicemen and women - who work every day to protect our freedoms and our liberties. Just as we did on September 11, 2001, we continue to display today and every day the resilience, strength, and patriotism that defines us as New Jerseyans and as Americans.”
Governor Christie signed Executive Order No. 231 ordering all State buildings to fly flags at half-staff on Monday, September 11, 2017, to recognize and mourn the thousands of lives lost in the September 11thattacks. The Governor also issued a proclamation marking September 11, 2017, as “Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance” throughout New Jersey.