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U.S. Embassy Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 9/11
September 22, 2021

A man spreads a giant U.S. flag from the extension of a fire truck ladder to frame a display of U.S. state flags
The “Patriot Flag,” a flag flown in honor of the military, first responders, and families of the victim of 9/11, is raised on a fire truck ladder at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. The flag has flown in all fifty states over fifty weeks, according to organizers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

U.S. Embassy Nassau and Americans worldwide paused to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and mourn the nearly 3,000 lives taken too soon.

The people who perished in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and Shanksville—including the heroic first responders who gave their lives to help others—left behind loved ones and communities who were never again the same. We honor their lives and their memory on this solemn occasion and mourn what we all lost on that terrible day.

The American Flag at the U.S. Embassy compound, the Chief of Mission Residence, and all other U.S. Government buildings in New Providence flown at half-staff in tribute to the lives lost, as well as the heroes who gave their lives on 9/11.

We are grateful to our allies and partners around the world, like the people and the Government of The Bahamas who stood with us at our most difficult moment 20 years ago.

Most of all, we will never waver in our commitment to protect the American people and the Homeland.