Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today placed a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial in downtown Indianapolis to honor the victims on the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington DC and over the fields of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Officers from the Indiana State Police and the Capitol Police escorted the Lt. Governor.
Lt. Governor Ellspermann noted, “On this 14th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks that killed over 3,000 people, including 9 Hoosiers, and injured over 6,000 others, it is well for us to honor those victims and their families who still live with the loss or injury of loved ones. We also remember the brave men and women members of the fire and police departments who ran into danger to save others and then perished themselves.
“We best honor all of these people when we recommit ourselves to protecting and preserving the God-given freedoms that are the foundation of our American democracy. Americans and freedom-loving people around the world learned a harsh lesson on 9/11 about those who oppose liberty. As our memories are dulled by time, we must remain vigilant and not be lulled into complacency. That is the lasting message of all memorials to the events of September 11, 2001.”