Murkowski Statement on Remembrance of 9/11 Attacks

Today Senator Lisa Murkowski shared her thoughts on the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America:

“Like many Alaskans, I remember exactly where I was fourteen years ago on this day. I was in Anchorage, and at 5:30 in the morning, I woke up to a phone call from my mother, who told me: ‘Turn on the TV, our country is under attack.’ It gives me goosebumps to remember. My parents were in Washington, D.C. and my father was at the U.S. Capitol. I sat in our TV room in my pajamas, watching the news for an hour and half, until I had to wake up my sons for school.”

“I remember that day vividly, but I also remember the patriotism and pride that united our country afterwards. And I remember the courage, heroism, and bravery shown by everyday Americans and first responders. My heart breaks for the families who lost loved ones, while simultaneously my heart swells with pride for the American spirit that galvanized our resolve to tend those in need, to fight against terrorism, and most of all, to never forget.”

“Today we remember, honor, and thank all those who have and continue to make tremendous sacrifices to keep us safe.”