<br> Remembering 9/11 Victims On 8th Anniversary Of Terrorist Attacks
Today, on the eighth anniversary of 9/11, we mourn the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who lost their lives in the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. We stand with the families who lost loved ones, and take inspiration from the heroic actions and courage of the first responders. That tragic day changed the course of history. From that day forward, Americans resolved that the danger posed by radical Islamist terrorists would not go unchecked.
Today the struggle against extremist terrorists goes on in Afghanistan. We face a terrorist enemy who still plots to attack our homeland and our people. Although we have made progress through the sacrifices of our brave men and women in the field, the enemy is not yet defeated in a war we simply cannot afford to lose. We owe an immeasurable debt to our troops and their families for their sacrifices. I also applaud the President for his continued support for the War in Afghanistan and for his commitment to provide the men and women in uniform, and the generals on the battlefields, the necessary resources to achieve victory.