Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement this morning in recognition of the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
"Eleven years ago today, a group of terrorists declared war on our country by taking the lives of innocent Americans with the hopes of destroying the freedoms that we hold so dear. The memories of the victims whose lives were taken at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center, and the field in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania by this terrible act of terrorism will never be forgotten.
"These violent attacks have shown the world our country's strength and resilience. Today, I join the American people in prayer as we pay our respects to the brave men and women who were senselessly taken from us on that bright September morning. Since that fateful day, our Armed Forces have fought tirelessly, risking their lives to prevent another future tragedy from occurring. The servicemembers whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting our great Nation deserve our utmost gratitude and recognition. In order to keep America safe, our military must continue to remain the most capable in the world by possessing the resources necessary to protect our Nation and those fighting for us in harms way."