As the nation marks the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) urged all Americans to remember the resilience of the American spirit.
"Ten years ago, terrorists sought to bring America to her knees," said Kingston. "Instead their actions sparked renewed patriotism and reinvigorated the American spirit. If there is anything we have learned it is that spirit will prevail, no matter what confronts us.
"It is easy to feel pessimistic given our economy and the many challenges we face today. Let us take heart in knowing that the same spirit that got us through those difficult times ten years ago can get us through whatever comes our way."
Kingston planned to mark the anniversary by participating in a 5k run in Pooler benefitting the Warriors in Transition United at Fort Stewart. The unit provides personal support to wounded Soldiers to assist them in healing and aid their transition back to the Army or civilian status.
In addition to the run, Kingston will participate in remembrance ceremonies in Brunswick, Savannah and on Tybee Island. Kingston planned to use these ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives in the attacks and in the global war on terrorism.
"As we observe the ten year anniversary of 9/11, we should remember those that lost their life on that infamous day, but also the others who have died and sacrificed so much on the global war on terrorism. In their memory and for future generations, we need to be vigilant, prepared and engaged in world affairs."
On Friday, the House unanimously approved a resolution commemorating the attacks. The resolution reaffirmed the House's commitment to fighting terrorism and offering support to the nation's military, intelligence and other officials. It also thanked foreign governments who have assisted the U.S. in its efforts against nternational terrorism.