March 22, 2016
Senator Tom O’Mara:
Sadly, today’s annual “Fort Drum Day” at the Capitol comes on a day when our thoughts and prayers must go out to the people of Brussels and the victims of yet another senseless act of worldwide terrorism. It is another tragic reminder of the deep debt of gratitude we owe to America’s servicemen and servicewomen — including the soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division we’re honoring in Albany today — for their service and devotion to the cause of peace and freedom in a dangerous and violent world.
Congressman Tom Reed:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Brussels and specifically to the loved ones of the victims of these callous and cowardly acts of terror. We also applaud the courage of the police, firefighters, first responders and all other emergency services personnel who continue to work through today’s events. We care about our allies and are saddened to learn of yet another tragic, hateful act of terrorism. It’s only right that we continue to stand with them as they combat the growing threat of ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorists.”
JAMESTOWN, NY – Jamestown Area Democrat John Plumb released the following statement after terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the people of Brussels in the face of this horrific terrorist attack.
We share a commitment to work together with our NATO allies, the people of Europe, and the world to end these horrific terrorist attacks. We must seek to dismantle terrorist networks, shutdown their recruiting tools, and disrupt and eliminate their financing.”
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:
All of New York and the U.S. stands with Belgium today.
Governor Andrew Cuomo:
The senseless attacks that struck the people of Belgium earlier today have left us all stunned and heartbroken. These were acts of pure evil that have claimed the lives of people who were doing nothing more than going about their days. My heart grieves for all those who have been impacted, and as we learn more about these attacks, New York will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the international community against terrorism – as the world has done for us in the past. And as we have seen time and again, when we are united, terror has never prevailed and never will. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I offer my thoughts and prayers to the people of Belgium on this tragic day.