For Immediate Release: September 11, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today, Human Rights First issued the following statement marking the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, that resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people:
“On this solemn anniversary, we remember the victims of terrorism who died on 9/11, and we express our heartfelt condolences to their families and to the loved ones of those military men and women who have perished in the years since as they defended our nation. We also offer our deepest gratitude to all those who sacrifice to guard our freedom and security, at home and abroad.
“Today, as Americans grapple with the proper role of our country in advancing peace and security in the world, we challenge our country to live up to its ideals and its historic commitment to human rights and the rule of law. As we remember those we lost on this day 12 years ago, Human Rights First reaffirms its dedication to working with American leaders to ensure that, as we act to protect our nation, we uphold the values and ideals–of respect for fundamental rights and human dignity–that are the greatest source of our strength.”