King: Remembering Our Unity Amidst Tragedy
Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King (R-IA) released the following statement in remembrance of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, when nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children lost their lives:
"Today we remember the innocent lives lost and honor the heroes of the horrible tragedy that took place on September 11, 2001," said King. "No one will ever forget where they were when they first heard the news and watched in shock as our country was attacked. Today, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who are still mourning for their lost loved ones. We also owe a great deal of gratitude to the first responders, the men and women in uniform who helped save many lives while risking their own and those who answered the call to continue to defend our freedoms. May we never forget their great service to our country.
Eleven years ago, our Nation was attacked in order to divide the American spirit and try to force us to lose hope in a time of tragedy. Yet, Americans came together like never before in a spirit of unity. Let the remembrance of today inspire us to join together with that same compassion and love and once again renew our sense of common purpose as Americans."