Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering September 11

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr released the following statement today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:

"Today marks the 11th anniversary of the tragic al-Qaeda terrorist hijacking of four commercial airliners that crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and a field near Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2001. On that solemn day, nearly 3,000 victims lost their lives and many more have sustained long-lasting health problems. Not since the attack on Pearl Harbor has this country known of such an attack.

The horrific events of that day are still felt today, and serve as a constant reminder that the War on Terrorism is far from over. Since that fateful day, we have lost many military and civilian personnel who gave their lives protecting this great nation and advancing the ideals of democracy.

I hope we will all take a moment to reflect on that tragic day, and may we never forget what happened on September 11, 2001."