WHEREAS, twenty years ago this month, on the morning of September 11, nearly three thousand men, women, and children’s lives were lost in a series of attacks intended to terrorize the United States; and
WHEREAS, we can never undo the pain and injustice borne on American soil that day, nor will we ever forget those who perished; and
WHEREAS, many Upper Darby residents felt the pain of this tragedy personally as we endured the loss of loved ones or friends; and
WHEREAS, we came together as both a community and a country in the days, months, and years that followed, lifting each other up as we began to heal; and
WHEREAS, in remembering and honoring the lives that were lost, we reaffirm our connection to one another. On September 11, 2001, no matter where we came from, who we prayed to, or who we were, we were united as one American nation. May the same be said of us now and always.
Now, Therefore I, Barbarann Keffer, Mayor of Upper Darby Township, along with Township Council, do hereby proclaim Saturday, September 11, 2021 as a Day of Service and Remembrance in Upper Darby, and I encourage all residents to honor the memory of our fellow Americans who were lost on that fateful day 20 years ago.
Barbarann Keffer, Mayor
Upper Darby Township
Delaware County, Pennsylvania