Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement commemorating the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11:
"Today, we as a nation join together to remember the thousands of families, friends and loved ones whose lives were lost on that sad, tragic day 11 years ago. We also honor the heroism and courage exhibited by our first responders -- law enforcement, firefighters, medical personnel and volunteers-- who bravely risked their lives to help others.
"In the midst of this tragedy, our American spirit remained strong. As a nation, we stood united to aid our families, friends and neighbors and ease the pain of those who were directly affected by these detestable acts of terrorism.
"Today, let us embrace that spirit again as we remember those who were lost and those who sacrificed their lives to save others. Let us honor their memory by casting aside our differences and, in the tradition of this nation, joining together in remembrance.
"We must never forget what occurred the morning of September 11 and the great courage and unity that followed. I join my colleagues, my constituents and all Americans as we rise up to remember the fallen."