Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-NY) issued the following statement:
"On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, we remember the events of that fateful day. We think of those we lost, remain eternally grateful for the efforts of our heroic first responders, and pray for the families whose loved ones never returned. In the aftermath of 9/11, we were a shaken city, but we came together as a community and as a nation. Together we mourned; we helped each other; and we moved forward, stronger and more resilient than ever before.
"Today, I join you in keeping in my thoughts and prayers the 3,000 victims and their families, our brave first responders -- many of whom have since fallen ill, and our dedicated troops for their ongoing efforts in the war on terror throughout the globe, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"I am proud to be an American in the greatest country on earth. We have proven time and time again that we are a strong and resilient nation, and that we will always prevail when faced with evil. God Bless the USA."