Van Hollen Statement Honoring The Victims Of The September 11th Attacks
Today, Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Assistant to the Speaker, issued the following statement honoring the victims of the September 11th attacks:
Today, we honor the memory and sacrifice of thousands of innocent men and women who lost their lives eight years ago in the worst act of terrorism this country has ever endured.
Terrorism anywhere is a threat to life, freedom and democratic values everywhere. The tragedy of September 11th was not just a tragedy for Americans, it will forever remain a global reminder that there are people who will stop at nothing and cross any border to spread hate and visit violence upon the innocent.
President Obama is dedicated to facing the cancer of global terrorism with renewed purpose and to defeat it at its source. He has made this commitment not only to safeguard lives, but also to honor the commitment of the dedicated men and women in uniform serving in harms way, here at home and around the world.
September 11th is a day to remember those who lost their lives and to express our solidarity with the families they left behind. It is a day to honor the heroic public servants who help keep us safe here and abroad, and a day for Americans to express their gratitude for their sacrifice.
September 11th is also a day of acknowledgment of the dangerous world we live in today and of the difficult task that still lies ahead.