Saturday, September 10, 2011


Lexington, KY - On Sunday America will pause to commemorate a tragic day in our history. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, deeply impacted our lives and forever changed our nation.  The members and staff of the National Emergency Management Association honor the victims, survivors and heroes of that day as well as those who came from all over the country to assist in the recovery efforts in New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon in the weeks and months that followed. 

"Living with the threat of terrorism may be the new normal for our society, but the terrorists will never win," says Trina Sheets, executive director of NEMA.  "Our love of country and our fellow man, and the principles upon which this country was founded, is stronger than any outside forces that may seek to destroy us." 

On this anniversary of 9/11,NEMA would like to thank all those who have dedicated themselves to keeping the nation safe from all threats at home and abroad.  We also pay tribute to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines - active and reserve - in harm's way around the world. Thank you for your sacrifice: our thoughts and prayers are with you.

For more information on NEMA, contact Karen Cobuluis, Meeting and Marketing Coordinator, at (859) 244-8143 or e-mail

NEMA is the association of professionals dedicated to enhancing public safety by improving the nation's ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from all emergencies, disasters, and threats to our security. NEMA is an affiliate organization of The Council of State Governments, headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.