As the nation paused to remember the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, Massachusetts’ elected officials paid tribute to the fallen and to the heroism of first responders who stepped into harm’s way.

Here is a sampling of what they had to say.

Gov. Maura Healey: “[Twenty-two] years after nearly 3,000 lives were stolen from us on 9/11, we remember. Today and always, our hearts go out to the families changed forever, and the heroes who rushed forward to save lives that day,” Healey wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

Lt Gov. Kim Driscoll: “We will never forget the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001, the heroes who sprung into action, and the families who keep their memories alive,” Driscoll wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “Today, we say their names and recommit to building a better, more peaceful world in their memory.”

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.: “On today’s anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, we remember the lives lost, and we honor the brave first responders who put their lives on the line. We will never forget,” Warren wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.: “[Twenty-two] years ago, we made a solemn promise to never forget the 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, including the more than 200 Massachusetts residents who never made it home. Today, we reflect on this tragedy, and also the bravery of the first responders who gave their lives to save others,” Markey posted on X, formerly Twitter.

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-1st District: On September 11, 2001, all Americans came together in the face of terror. We are forever indebted to the first responders for their service and sacrifice, and we remain committed to remembering and honoring the memories of those who were taken too soon.

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-2nd District: September 11, 2001 was an awful day of terror and tragedy—but in one of our worst moments, we saw the best in our country as heroes rushed in to save lives. We will never forget the victims, just going about their daily lives, who were taken too soon. We will always remember.

U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, D-3rd District: Today marks 22 years since the horrific attacks of 9/11. We continue to stand together in remembrance and honor those we lost, their loved ones, survivors, and the heroes who helped save lives that day. #NeverForget

U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-5th District: On 9/11, we remember the violent terrorist attack that forever changed America. We mourn the 3,000 lives lost. We honor the wounded families. We thank the brave heroes who sprung to action. We commit to a world grounded in peace and safety, and free from hate. #NeverForget

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-6th District: Out of the horrible tragedy of 9/11 arose an unbreakable resilience - a sense that we are all stronger together. Today, we put differences aside to honor the lives lost & the sacrifices of so many other selfless Americans who helped put the pieces back together. #Neverforget

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Presley, D-7th District: Holding space today for all those still carrying the trauma of 9/11 — the loved ones of those we lost, first responders, community members, & survivors. Our Work to build a more peaceful, just, & trauma-free world continues.

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-8th District: A beautiful ceremony this morning in @CityBrockton to honor all the lives lost 22 years ago today in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. My thanks to my friends Mayor Bob Sullivan and the Brockton State House and City Council delegations. We are all grateful to the men and women of the Brockton Firefighters and Brockton Police for the courageous work you do every day to keep us safe. Today we stand together, in unity, and vow to #NeverForget


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