WASHINGTON, DC – Statement by Supreme President Savas C. Tsivicos on the 22nd anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks:
We will never forget their sacrifice and our thoughts and prayers will always be with them and their families. May their memories be eternal.
“In times of tragedy, there are always individuals, whether they are emergency first responders or ordinary, everyday civilians, who are the first to respond. We salute and are forever grateful for their brave acts of heroism on that fateful day.
“We witnessed the glorious resurrection of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at the World Trade Center. The Shrine will be a beacon for peace and a harbor for reflection for all. The AHEPA family proudly contributed to the worthy endeavor to rebuild Saint Nicholas.
“Additionally, today is a National Day of Service and Remembrance. AHEPA encourages the community to not only remember the victims of September 11, but also to honor their memories by participating in acts of service to help strengthen our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Service is our essence and many of our communities are in need. Together, we can all play an important role and provide a positive impact through volunteerism in support of service initiatives and in remembrance of September 11”.