U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States:
"In the hours after the attacks eleven years ago today, Americans were united, and we met tragedy with resolve. On this day, we remember the remarkable courage of the first responders who ran toward, not away from, the fires, and the heroic service of our troops who stood up and sacrificed to protect our freedoms and bring Osama bin Laden to justice. The ultimate legacy of September 11 is the resilience of the American people. Today, my prayers are with the families of the thousands of Americans who died that day, the thousands of men and women in our armed forces who've given their lives fighting the wars that followed, and with the tens of thousands of American troops, in Afghanistan and around the world, still making daily sacrifices for our country far from their homes and families."