TNDP CHAIR MARY MANCINI ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11.

“19 years later, the agonizing pain of that fateful day still reverberates. We refuse to forget the collective pain we all felt and we know the world joins us in honoring the thousands who lost their lives, the brave first responders who ran headfirst into unimaginable danger, and the families and communities who sacrificed so much.

Nearly two decades later, we can also see that out of the ashes left behind on that awful day, we did what America does when we are at our best – we stood united in the face of a common enemy. We comforted those in need and then made sure that love and resilience drowned out hatred and fear. The ultimate message we sent out into the world during the last 19 years – the best of times and the worst of times – is that no enemy from within or without can destroy the promise and ideals on which this country was built. Never Forget.” -Mary Mancini, Chair, Tennessee Democratic Party