U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
"Today, my thoughts are with all those who lost family and friends on September 11, 2001 during the terrorist attacks on our country. Despite the passage of time, I am sure that those who lost loved ones continue to suffer unspeakable pain and they should continue to remain in our thoughts and prayers."
"I am especially mindful of the brave first responders who lost their own lives while bringing aid to the victims. Today reminds all of us that we should never take our freedoms for granted. America is safer than we were 11 years ago -- we are more vigilant as a nation and better equipped to respond to emerging threats -- and this is because of the brave men and women in uniform who are serving our country all over the world. I thank them for their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families."