Former Chief Judge and Congressional challenger Ann Callis released the following statement in recognition of Patriot Day and the 13th Anniversary of 9/11:
"Today marks one of the most solemn and painful moments in our nation's history. While we are still mourning the thousands of Americans -- mothers and fathers, sons and daughters -- who were lost that day, we remain inspired by the courage and patriotism of the first responders and ordinary citizens who put aside their own safety to help others. We also recognize the innumerable sacrifices of the men and women in uniform who have served and sacrificed -- past, present, and future -- to protect our families and freedom. Thirteen years later, we cannot forget the tragedy of 9/11, but we can choose to rally around the ideals that make the United States the greatest country in the world."