Sunday Territorian

PM’s message pays tribute to bravery, sacrifice


SCOTT Morrison has sent a message of solidarity to the thousands of people who lost loved ones in the September 11 terror attacks 20 years ago.

Among the dead were 10 Australian­s.

The Prime Minister posted an address on social media on Saturday morning, rememberin­g and honouring those who lost their lives.

Mr Morrison said the terrible event was one that forced the world to acknowledg­e nothing would ever be the same again.

He said it was an awful human tragedy riddled with great personal suffering and grief, but in that dark time, there was also light.

“We recall exactly where we were at the time, what we were doing, and the shock we felt as the foundation­s of our very world seemed to shake,” Mr Morrison said.

“It was a time when we saw both the very worst, but importantl­y the very best of humanity.

“Amid the devastatio­n, we saw acts of love, great bravery and sacrifice.

“The calls that were being made to love ones from burning towers, as the tragedy came down around them. Messages of love and goodbye.”

Speaking about US President Joe Biden and all US citizens, he said: “We are with you today. September 11 reminds us we can never take our peace, our freedoms and our way of life for granted.

“Above all, let us hold those we love a little closer and be grateful for their blessing in our lives as we remember the terrible tragedy of the awful terrorist attacks that took place on 9/11 20 years ago.”

 ??  ?? Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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