Today, U.S. Representative Chip Cravaack (MN) made the following statement on the 11-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:
"Today we remember the tragedy of 9/11 and all those who lost their lives, their friends, and their loved ones. Today we reflect upon that fateful September morning 11 years ago, when the lives of all Americans changed forever. And today, we renew our vow to never forget.
On that morning, radical terrorists attacked our country. It was an unparalleled act of evil intended to break our spirit, but our spirit was too strong, and we responded. On that day, Americans faced an unspeakable tragedy, but we faced it as one nation--united. Undoubtedly, this day signifies the strength of our resolve, and the necessity of sustained vigilance. We are a grateful and benevolent nation that continues to pray for God's guidance and protection, and in our hearts we shall never forget the memory of those we have lost on that painful day."
Representative Cravaack serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee -- where he is Vice Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee -- the Homeland Security Committee, and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. The 8th Congressional District covers 18 counties in Northeast Minnesota.