Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon issued the following statement in observance of the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001:
"Eleven years ago, our nation was forever changed in a single, fateful morning. We will never forget where we were when we heard the news that our nation had been attacked. Each morning since our strength and national resolve have been tested. Today, I join my fellow Americans in prayer and remembrance as we honor the memory of those who lost their lives in those horrific attacks. I offer my deepest and most heartfelt thanks to the hundreds of thousands of Americans and their families who have defended our country these past eleven years. We must remember the brave men and women still serving overseas and reaffirm our unwavering support for them and their mission."