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Mayor Caldwell's statement on the anniversary of 9/11

 

Honolulu ? To mark the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the City and County of Honolulu is participating in a number of memorials honoring those who lost their lives on that day, their families, survivors, and the first responders.

"On that terrible day 12 years ago, when many were running for their lives, there were those who rushed towards the danger, the first responders," said Mayor Kirk Caldwell.  "On Oahu, the brave men and women of the Honolulu Police Department, Honolulu Fire Department, and the Department of Emergency Services routinely set aside their personal safety and run towards imminent danger in order to keep the rest of us safe.  As mayor, I take very seriously my responsibility to ensure they have the equipment, training, and personnel necessary to succeed.  

"While we take time to remember the lives that were changed forever, please join me in celebrating the acts of heroism that occurred during one of our nation's darkest hours, and appreciating the critical role our first responders on Oahu and across the nation play both in times of crisis and in peace."

 

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Jesse Broder Van Dyke
Communications Director
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell
Direct: (808) 768-6928
Cell: (808) 489-0341
jbrodervandyke@honolulu.gov