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United Methodist Women Marks the 20th Anniversary of  9/11

United Methodist Women Marks the 20th Anniversary of  9/11
Reflecting Pool at One World Trade Center (Ground Zero)

NEW YORK United Methodist Women today issued a statement coinciding with the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Harriett Jane Olsen, General Secretary and CEO of United Methodist Women, spoke on the organization’s behalf: 


On this 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States, United Methodist Women pauses to remember a tragic event that has forever changed our nation and world. We remember the many who lost their lives on that day and their families. We honor the frontline workers, including U.S. service members, healthcare workers and public safety officials, many of whom have since died of diseases contracted while they selflessly served amid the 9/11 catastrophe. We also remember our neighbors who were targeted for abuse after the attacks. 

That the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks now also marks the fall of the Afghanistan government is a cruel reminder that two decades of war did not lead to the peace we hoped for. We honor the lives lost in the 9/11 attacks and the ongoing dedication of U.S. service men and women by recommitting to listening, learning, and the things that make for peace: to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God.” (Micah 6:8).


United Methodist Women is the nation’s largest denominational organization for women. Members turn their faith, hope, and love into action raising more than $10 million annually to support community centers and other programs empowering women, children and youth in the United States and around the world.

Posted or updated: 9/9/2021 12:00:00 AM

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