AIA honors 20th anniversary of 9/11
WASHINGTON – Sept. 10, 2021 — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released the following statement today in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks:
"It has been two decades since we witnessed the horrific loss of life and appalling destruction of iconic buildings during the Sept. 11 attacks. Our hearts go out to the families, friends, and co-workers of the almost 3,000 immediate victims and those who lost their lives in the months and years after. On that day, and the days that followed, we saw our nation come together and act with compassion and courage. The last twenty years has deepened our respect for the bravery and sacrifice of first responders, countless acts of selflessness and kindness of the people of New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C. region. While the sense of unity our nation and the world felt in the immediate aftermath of the attack was fleeting, it was a glimpse, even during a dark moment, of our better selves. Sept. 11 is a symbol of abject evil and tragic loss. It is also a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit, and the power of compassion and hope to heal and to inspire."