Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) released the following statement in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
"On this anniversary of the attacks of September 11, I simply want to say thank you. Thank you to the men and women who serve our country so valiantly. Thank you for fighting to keep our country safe -- and free.
"Today we remember the men and women who died on that fateful day 11 years ago. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten. Our prayers continue to go to their families and loved ones.
"Our country is still under threat, and we must be vigilant. Our defense of liberty and our individual freedoms fall to every generation. I hope you'll join me with a moment of silence to thank those who fight to defend our way of life and the security of this nation. You have the thanks of a grateful nation."