We Shall Never Forget

We Shall Never Forget

We Shall Never Forget: 20 Years Later Saturday marked 20 years since the September 11 attacks that razed New York City’s Twin Towers, decimated the west side of the Pentagon, hallowed a field outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania and claimed 2,996 American lives. Two decades later, and those initial moments of fear and uncertainty still burn brightly in America’s collective memory and stand as a defining moment in our nation’s history. We shall never forget. As the events of September 11 have brought profound change to America and the world, we shall never forget the lives lost that day and the sacrifice of so many—firemen, law enforcement officers, co-workers, friends, neighbors and strangers—who answered the call to serve and save their fellow Americans, and to those who have answered the call to service since. Our military servicemembers and veterans fought honorably to accomplish every mission their country asked of them following the September 11 attacks in Afghanistan. Over the past two decades, veterans, their fellow servicemembers and their families have sacrificed greatly while fulfilling their mission in Afghanistan. As Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I want each veteran to know that they not only have my support , but also my admiration and confidence for what they have achieved and what they will go on to achieve for our country. May we never forget the way we united in the aftermath of the attacks, as one nation under God. And may we renew our commitment to […]

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