Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) released the following statement in observance of the eleventh anniversary of 9/11:
"Eleven years ago, our nation experienced unimaginable loss, sadness and sorrow caused by the heinous terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Today we come together as a country to pay tribute to the victims, their loved ones and the first responders who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The fight against terrorism is a fight for the values and principles this country was built upon. We must pledge to do everything we can to protect this great nation.
Let us take a moment to reflect on how far we have come as a nation and renew our commitment to keep America safe, strong and united as a people. Across this nation and the world, we share a common humanity, unity and strength that continues to serve us. We must always remember that the enduring freedom, rights and security we enjoy every day came at the courage of the fallen, the great sacrifice of their families and loved ones and the heroism of the first responders. Today we celebrate and honor the lives of the thousands of men, women and children loss on that fateful day. We are eternally grateful for their sacrifice and their legacy will forever remain in our hearts and memories. In honor of their memory, may we dedicate this day to service to our community, our fellow man and our country."