“It has been 11 years since the attacks on September 11th, and the sadness still remains in all our hearts as though it was yesterday. My heart goes out to the families of the 2,998 victims of the terror attacks who died on that day, 143 of which were from the Bronx.  Today, I join together with all the families of the victims to mourn their loss with a broken heart and offer comfort to my brothers and sisters in this time of need.

“Regardless of the pain that 9/11 brings to us we must also remember that on this day we must show the world that Americans will not submit to terror, and that we will always remember those innocent hard working people among those building employees, first responders and others, who perished in the attacks.  On this solemn occasion, I offer my condolences to the families of the victims of 9/11 and will always keep in my prayers the brave and innocent lives lost,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.