Murkowski Remembers September 11th

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the United States Senate commemorated the 11th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on America with the entire country, Senator Lisa Murkowski today released the following statement:

“I remember, as many do, exactly where I was on this day eleven years ago.  On that Tuesday morning the United States suffered a terrible attack that resulted in almost 3,000 immediate deaths.  When we think of 9/11, we remember the shock, horror and feelings of helplessness.  But as we reflect on that day, we also remember the outpouring of compassion and common purpose that united us then and in the days, weeks, and months that followed.  We remember the courage shown by the firefighters, po1ice, and other first responders, by the passengers of United Flight 93, and by so many others.  That day left us with a resolve to regroup, rebuild and recover while renewing our country's reputation as a world leader and symbol of freedom.

“Eleven years later, Americans have shown that our resolve cannot be broken. We remember and honor all those who have and continue to sacrifice to keep us safe, especially the more than 2 million members of our military who have served in the years since 9/11.

“We should also remember the spirit of unity and determination that followed in the weeks and months after 9/11. We were not divided as Democrats and Republicans, we were Americans united in purpose.  We would do well in these divisive campaigns to reflect on that unity as Americans and pledge to work together to advance the best interests of this great nation.

“On this day of remembrance to our fallen heroes, I urge all Alaskans and Americans across the country to join together in service to our neighbors and communities.”

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