In honor of Patriots' Day and the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, State Rep. Scott Bruun released the following statement:
"Today marks the anniversary of a day that forever changed the course of our nation's history and the lives of every American. We honor the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001. I commend the dedicated service of our first responders today and their sacrifice on September 11. We owe a debt of gratitude to our men and women in the armed forces who have given much so much for us and for our country. As has been said, 'never has so much been given to so many by so few'. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who continue to be affected by the tragedy that struck our nation nine years ago."
"But on this day, we are reminded not only of how our nation has suffered, but ultimately how we have prevailed. Nine years ago, our nation came together as we supported friends and strangers alike during our autumn of war. We did not ask for the war, but the war came. And we have shown strength and resolve in our fight for freedom, both at home and abroad. It hasn't been easy--freedom is not free. But I am confident in America's future, and I am proud to stand in support of our troops who protect us each day along with our families and small businesses who will continue to fight for American prosperity and renewal."