EU commemorates remembrance day for victims of terrorism

BRUSSELS, The European Commission Monday marked the 15th European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism – an annual event to commemorate the Madrid bombings of 11 March 2004 which took the lives of 193 EU citizens and injured thousands more.

“Today, we remember all those who have lost their lives or loved ones to terror, irrespective of whether those terrorist attacks took place inside the European Union or beyond its borders. We pay tribute to all those affected by these heinous crimes, families and friends, and commit to stand united in our fight against terrorism,” said the EU’s executive body in a statement.

“We also thank the everyday heroes, first responders working together on the front line to make sure that no victim is left behind. Europe is a safer place because of their work,” it said.

Today the European Commission also organised an event bringing victims of terrorism, victim associations and first responders, together with European representatives, to share their stories and experiences.

Source: Kuwait News Agency