Roskam Statement on the Anniversary of September 11th
WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks:
“Thirteen years ago, 3,000 innocent Americans were senselessly killed in a terrorist attack on our nation. Among them, first responders who bravely ran into the burning Twin Towers, passengers of United 93 who took on their hijackers and saved countless lives on the ground, and heroes at the Pentagon and in New York who sought to save others--their coworkers, friends and people they had never met. Today we pause in a moment of silence for the victims of September 11th and for their families who still mourn their loss. We offer up prayers that God in His infinite love grant them peace on this sad day and all days.
“That clear Tuesday morning thirteen years ago revealed to us the face of a new enemy, but also the unshakable resolve of our nation. In the wake of 9/11, Americans joined together, vowing to rebuild, to never forget, and to confront our attackers wherever they were. We remember each September 11th that we live in a dangerous world, where the very freedoms we hold dear make us targets of terror both at home and abroad. Today we also mark the second anniversary of the Benghazi terrorist attack that took the lives of four Americans, and we look to the Middle East where we must confront the ascendant threat from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Today we join together to reflect, to renew our commitment to stand together to defeat those who seek to attack our very way of life, and to endeavor to live up to the ideals that have made our great nation strong, prosperous, and free.”