New York Mayor Thanks Nations for Help and Support Following
Attacks - Letter from Mayor Michael Bloomberg
On September 11, 2001, a horrible act was directed against women
and men of virtually every ethnicity and religious belief. The
destruction of the World Trade Center killed approximately 2,800
people, including citizens of 91 nations. The attack took place
in New York City, but every corner of the globe was affected.
Since that terrible day, the people and governments of many nations,
including your own, have expressed outrage at this despicable
act, supported the global campaign against terrorism, and contributed
to New York's recovery. On this somber anniversary, I want to
convey the grateful appreciation of the people of New York for
your assistance and your expressions of support. The worldwide
solidarity shown our city has been a source of great comfort and
strength to all New Yorkers -- particularly to the families of
the firefighters, police officers and emergency service workers
who fell saving the lives of others that day.
Although we will never forget the tremendous loss that we suffered,
New York is a stronger city today than it was a year ago: determined
to rebuild and resolved to preserve our precious freedom. Your
steadfast friendship is an enduring reminder that the world shares
our determination to create a future free of fear.