U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.:
"On this eleventh anniversary of that horribly catastrophic day in September, we honor and remember those who have been taken from us. We give thanks for our military members who sacrifice so much. We pray for those families who lost loved ones on that day and in the days since as our men and women in uniform have fought to defend this nation. We have grateful hearts for victories we have achieved and the attacks that have been prevented, and we look with optimism to the future. America must choose the best path forward as we remain steadfast and vigilant in doing what is best to protect our nation and our people.
"September 11, 2001 forever changed our nation. The ashes of those evil acts gave rise to the unity, courage, strength and good will that makes America the greatest nation in the world."