Justin Trudeau pays tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001

Justin Trudeau pays tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001

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The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and one of his ministers, Bill Blair, paid tribute to the victims of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. 

Nearly 3,000 victims from 50 countries, including 24 Canadians, lost their lives in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

“We offer our condolences to the families and friends who have lost loved ones,” Justin Trudeau said in a statement. Our hearts also go out to all those who continue to live with the pain and trauma caused by these horrific events,” Justin Trudeau said in a statement on Sunday.

“On that day and in the days that followed, firefighters, paramedics, police, military and ordinary people risked their lives to save others, he added. During the attacks and despite the destruction, these heroes rendered countless services and showed immeasurable courage and resilience. Today, we thank them and the many first responders who put their lives on the line every day to keep Canadians safe.”

Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair also highlighted the courage of the responders, as part of National Firefighters Memorial Day.

“[…]Across Canada, firefighters are coming together for the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks, to commemorate the courage and the sacrifice of the firefighters who responded to the call, and being confronted with an act of terror that was hitherto inconceivable,” he said in another statement.