Congressman Ander Crenshaw, a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today (9/11) issued the following statement in recognition of the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States:
"This September day remains forever etched on our memories and in the pages of our history books. Terrorists played out their evil against our nation, bringing death to thousands of innocent people and grave physical and emotional injury to thousands more.
"Once again, our thoughts and prayers are with those who perished in the unimaginable physical destruction in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. And, we reflect on the acts of selflessness played out by strangers helping strangers, the boldness of our first responders, law enforcement, and military.
"More than a decade later, we can be relieved that Osama bin Laden no longer walks this earth, however, we must remain vigilant in the War on Terror. Al Qaeda and terrorists of all kinds continue to make it their life's mission to tear apart the fabric of freedom and democracy.
"As a nation, we must stand against such darkness and join hands to keep America safe for current and future generations. As a Member of Congress, my most important role is to support our military and make sure it has the tools it needs to fight terrorism. We cannot bring back those who have given their lives so we can be safe from harm. We can, however, move forward as a unified front against those who wish to harm our nation and her allies."