Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-19) released the following statement on the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America:
"September 11th, 2001 was a day that left no American unshaken and no community untouched by its tragedies. A decade may have passed, but the images of the Twin Towers falling, of the Pentagon burning, and of smoke rising from a crash site in Pennsylvania will forever remain in our minds.
"The friends and families of the nearly 3,000 people who perished that day have suffered losses that can never be rectified. While this ten-year anniversary will surely remind us all of the many ways that September 11th changed our nation and our lives, we gather today to honor the memories of those lost. Their stories underscore how our drive to succeed, our love for family, and our commitment to community are the common threads that tie us together as Americans.
"In the days after September 11th, Americans from all walks of life stood together unified. We united in shared determination not just to confront the evil that struck us that day but to move forward together as a nation of people devoted to liberty, freedom, opportunity, and basic decency. As we strive to overcome the many challenges that face our nation and our people today, we must do our best to unite for the common good of our country once again and prove to the world that the fabric of our nation is still strong."