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MADISON, Wis. — Today, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001:

“Today, we honor the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania twenty years ago today. So many people were touched by this unspeakable tragedy — from losing family, friends, or community members, to the trauma of surviving. We honor the first responders, who, during one of the darkest moments in American history, ran towards the chaos and sacrificed themselves in the name of saving others.

“Today also marks the first anniversary of September 11 without American troops in Afghanistan. Our priority must remain protecting the very best of American values — as we honor those lost on September 11 by reaffirming our commitment to truth, freedom, and democracy.”

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