CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2021 — The Chicago Teachers Union issued the following statement on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11:
“On this day, we honor the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who died on September 11, 2001. These beloved souls were flight attendants, educators, building engineers, pilots, firefighters, and first responders. Most importantly, they were our neighbors, friends and community members. These brave Americans, and those who lost their lives in our armed services in the twenty years since, represent the best of our country and our incredible resilience.
“As we remember the life and legacy of those lost souls, let us work together to reflect on what we have learned in the 20 years since that sorrow-filled morning — including the bravery and courage of a group of committed citizens who decided to fight back mid-air.
“And for them, we must continue to fight on, live on, and ensure the preservation and expansion of justice, equality and democracy across our nation.”