AUGUSTA  — Maine Gov. John Baldacci is using his weekly radio address to talk about 9/11 attacks and the need for the state to be prepared to respond to a crisis.

Noting that September is National Preparedness Month, Baldacci said today that one of the key lessons learned on the day of the attacks was “that we must remain vigilant and be prepared.” He says that includes man-made disasters as well as natural disasters.

He also said Mainers must never forget the people who died on Sept. 11, 2001, or the ones who’ve died since then in the war on terrorism. He said the country “can overcome any crisis, can rise up above any division, and can overcome any challenge.”