Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) released the following statement in observance of the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001:
"On September 11, 2001, I was teaching at Box Elder High School. Like the rest of the country, my students and I were affixed to the news as details surfaced about who may have been responsible for carrying out the attacks. Of the many concerns that crossed my mind that morning, I remember worrying about what this meant for the future of our country, especially the futures of my children, my grandchildren, and my students.
"For nine of the 11 years since the attacks, I have had the honor of Representing Utah's First District. In that time I have had the opportunity to join with Members on both sides of the aisle in support of policies and innovative defense technologies that will hopefully help future generations live in a freer and safer world.
"On this 11th anniversary of September 11th, we remember the three Utahns who were killed in the attack, the nearly 3,000 others who lost their lives that day, and the many other heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom.
"While Osama bin Laden has been brought to justice, tyrants and terrorists continue to hamper freedom throughout the world. I am proud of the American men and women serving in support of the efforts to combat tyranny and promote liberty around the globe."