Friday, September 11, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement in remembrance of the fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:
"On September 11th, 2001, our country was struck by an unspeakable act of terror. Each day, and especially on this day, we remember the nearly 3,000 innocent lives lost 14 years ago in the terrorists attacks in New York City, in a peaceful field in Pennsylvania, and right here in our beloved Virginia at the Pentagon.
"We mourn for all of the lives lost on that horrific day in 2001. We also honor the tremendous sacrifice we witnessed in response to the terrible acts of terror which took place. Let us take time today to thank our first responders who put others before themselves on a daily basis and all of the brave men and women in our military and intelligence communities. Their great sacrifices are the reason we continue to live in peace and in freedom, and we are forever grateful for their service.
"As we remember this day 14 years ago, and as we honor those we lost, I hope that Americans across the country will join together in shared commitment to preserving and protecting our freedoms, ideals, and our American way of life."