Senator Murkowski Speaks in Remembrance of September 11
Encourages America to Come Together As A Nation
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today released the following statement in remembrance of September 11, 2001:
“On September 11, 2001, America fell victim to unprovoked terrorist attacks which took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans and injured another 6,000. Today, we pay tribute to the lives that were lost and honor their families and loved ones. But as we reflect on what was lost on September 11, we must also remember what we found—the unity that we felt when we saw men and women run to the fire in the service of others.
“Today, we are at another pivotal moment in our history, facing unprecedented challenges—a pandemic that challenges us both individually and collectively. That can break us down and divide us, or, if we choose, can bring us together and make us stronger.
“The outpouring of support we showed for each other in the days and months that followed September 11 reminds us that in our darkest moments, our common bonds are stronger than any fears. So today, I call on each of us to remember our American ideals—that we are a United States—not battleground states. That we are friends and neighbors, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters—not democrats or republicans. That fulfilling the promise America provides not just to its citizens here at home, but to those suffering oppression across the world, requires each and every one of us to be better to each other, for each other.
“As we remember being attacked from abroad on September 11, it is my hope that we can use that memory to unify here at home today. God Bless.”