U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement in memory of those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
"Today, let us remember the thousands of innocent lives lost eleven years ago in the heinous 9/11 terrorist attacks on America. My thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones who have mourned their loss for more than a decade.
May we all remember that feeling of unity in the days following the attacks -- we grieved together and came together as one united nation. We saw bravery at its finest when many first responders risked their lives to help others. We saw compassion at its greatest with an unprecedented outpouring of support to victims and their families. And though nothing can make right the wrongs of this tragedy, we have seen glimpses of justice when SEAL Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden last year.
As a result of the attacks, a new generation of brave men and women has stood up to defend our country. Americans stand by our unwavering belief in freedom, and we will prevail against any enemy. We owe a debt of gratitude to our armed forces who have been serving on the front lines for eleven years. Please say a prayer of protection for them. We remain the land of the free because of the brave."