Mark Udall issued the following statement on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
"On this anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, I ask that all Coloradans take a moment to remember the terrible events of that day and reflect on what they mean for our country 11 years later. Those senseless attacks, which took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans, will be forever etched into our nation's collective memory. However, we also have another memory associated with that day. Eleven years ago, we witnessed the selflessness and bravery of our first responders and men and women in uniform, as well as the resolve of whole communities who came together to help and comfort one another.
"As we reflect today on this solemn anniversary, let us never forget the first responders and firefighters who risked so much that day. Let us also remember and honor the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, as well as countless others who have relentlessly pursued enemies who seek to do us harm.
"In such a dark time, we also saw the very best of America: a nation, a community and a people willing to stand together in the face of adversity. Based on these rock-solid foundations, it gives me great faith that America's best days are ahead of us."