Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement in Remembrance of the Attacks on September 11, 2001
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in recognition and remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001:
“It has been 16 years since the terrorist attacks committed by Al Qaeda took place against the United States. The events of 9/11 changed our nation forever and will always be remembered as one of the most terrifying events that our nation has ever faced. Each year, we commemorate the nearly 3,000 innocent lives that were lost from the coordinated attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Many people across the nation hold onto the memories of the fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and friends who were lost that day.
“During this time we also reflect on the courage displayed by the countless first responders – the heroes of 9/11 who put their lives at risk to save hundreds more. In the midst of tragedy our country was able to band together and become stronger. May we continue to be a country that shows acts of courage and unity in times of need and be forever resilient in protecting our American values.”
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