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U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. statement on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

“Fifteen years ago, our world changed forever when horrific acts of terrorism shook the country. I was a school principal in Boston then, and I vividly remember our staff, students, and families consoling each other and struggling to grasp the unspeakable tragedies. As we take time today to reflect on this moment in history and the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, we also honor the first responders and everyday heroes of that day and pay tribute to the families who still live with the loss of loved ones. Let’s commit once again to be a little kinder to each other, to find more time to serve our communities, and to continue embodying the American spirit that no act of terror can ever extinguish.”