Assemblywoman Buttenschon: The Bravery and Sacrifice of 9/11 First Responders Will Never Be Forgotten

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) expressed her gratitude and support for the first responders who assisted with rescue and recovery efforts following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and risked or lost their lives to protect our state and nation.

“The brave men and women who responded to the 9/11 attacks will forever be our heroes,” Buttenschon said. “We’re eternally grateful for their selflessness and courage and will never forget those who tragically didn’t make it home that day. On the 18th anniversary of these devastating events, I want to thank our first responders who continue to be on the front lines every day, keeping our families safe, and express my deepest appreciation and sorrow to the families who lost a loved one on 9/11. These incredible individuals made the ultimate sacrifice, and their legacy will never fade.”

In remembrance of 9/11, members of the community are welcome to observe various events to thank our first responders and their families and honor the lives that were taken far too soon. The Whitesboro Hart’s Hill Inn is having a 9/11 prayer breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and the Utica Fire Department is hosting a Remembrance Ceremony at 10 a.m. This is followed by the New York Mills 9/11 Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at the New York Mills Fire House and the Remembrance and Wall of Honor plaque dedication ceremony for Deputy Chief Mark Kohlbrenner at 6 p.m. in the city of Rome. Assemblywoman Buttenschon hopes that you will join her to honor these heroes, their families and the sacrifices they have made.