Governor Martinez To Pay Tribute To 9/11 Victims Today (9/11/2012)

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2012

Contact: Scott Darnell

(505) 819-1398

scott.darnell@state.nm.us

 

 

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

 

SANTA FE – Governor Susana Martinez will pay tribute to those individuals who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 tomorrow in Albuquerque. Governor Martinez will attend a ceremony at Fire Station No. 2, which will be dedicated to the memory of those who were killed in the attacks. Tomorrow morning, the new fire station will raise the American flag for the first time in honor of those individuals.

 

Later, Governor Martinez will meet with firefighters and other first responders in at the New Mexico Fire and EMS Expo at the New Mexico Fire Academy in Socorro to thank them for their contributions and sacrifices in the name of public safety. The New Mexico Fire Academy trains approximately 4,000 municipal, county, and wildland firefighters each year.

 

Pursuant to federal directive, all flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow.

 

 

WHO: Governor Susana Martinez

 

WHAT: Governor Martinez will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and visit with firefighters and first responders to thank them for their service

 

WHEN: Tomorrow, September 11

9/11 Memorial and Tribute Ceremony, 8:30 a.m.

New Mexico Fire and EMS Expo, 2:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: 9/11 Memorial and Tribute Ceremony, AFD Fire Station No. 2, 2401 Alumni Drive SE, Albuquerque (off of Gibson east of I-25)

New Mexico Fire and EMS Expo, New Mexico Fire Academy, 200 Aspen Road, Socorro

 

NOTE: Governor Martinez will also address a conference for Motor Vehicle Division managers at the Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, at 11:00 a.m.

 

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Another Year Has Passed — Have We Forgotten

 

Countries in which Islamist terrorist attacks ...

Countries in which Islamist terrorist attacks have occurred on or after September 11, 2001. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I originally posted this last year after 9/11, but I believe it needs posting on 9/11 of this year. I hear fewer and fewer of our citizens mention the date or speak about the losses the world incurred on September 11, 2001. I have taken the liberty of editing the next paragraph which was the first paragraph last year.

I know we have honored and remembered those that died on 9/11 when and immediately after the deadly terrorist crashed into and onto United States property and soil, including the Twin Towers. the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93.  And we have remembered the first-responders that saved lives, tended the remains of those lost to eternity and lost their lives. We must continue  this year and forever.  But while we cannot in good conscience forget for one second, the price paid by those on that particular day;  we cannot forget payback is still occurring wherever and when our military members sacrifice their lives and well-being fighting those who would destroy us.

Whenever I see or hear a tribute to all the above mentioned, I have to pause and reflect on their sacrifices then —  and their sacrifices now and forever.  I hope you will never grow tired of quiet reflection and serious promises to do your part to make sure what happened on 9/11 will be forever remembered.

Below you will find two presentations that remind us what we must and must not do in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 and each has links to other videos posted in remembrance of that horrible day:

In addition to the Related articles I posted last year, I have posted three more this year which will be recognized by the image next to their link.

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