Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) released the following statement in honor of the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001:
"Ten years ago today, America was changed forever. As we think back over the last decade, we must also take time to remember all the innocent victims we lost that day, while also renewing our deep gratitude to the New York City firefighters, police officers, first responders and the countless others who became heroes by putting themselves in harm's way during a day of great uncertainty. Today, and every day, we must keep them and their families in our thoughts and prayers, pledging to never forget the events of that tragic day. Their lives will not have been in vain.
"This terrible chapter in American history will never be forgotten, and now we can go to sleep knowing that no more innocent lives will be taken by Osama bin Laden, thanks to the brave men and women in our armed forces and special forces who worked together to bring him to justice. There are not enough words that could properly thank the men and women who bravely fought, and continue to fight, to protect all Americans from terrorism. We are grateful to those who fight to protect our American way of life.
"September 11 was one of the darkest days in our nation's history, but America is resilient. As we have proven over the last 10 years, the American spirit cannot be broken. We always have been -- and always will remain -- the land of the free and the home of the brave."