Friday, September 10, 2010

Udall Statement on the Anniversary of 9/11

Denver – U.S. Sen. Mark Udall released the following statement recognizing the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks:

“Tomorrow, our nation pauses to remember those who tragically lost their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on United Flight 93 nine years ago. We also remember the brave emergency workers who heroically risked – and for many, lost – their lives fighting through smoke and wreckage to save the lives of others.

“In the nine years since 9/11, we have been embroiled in two wars in which thousands of American service members have lost their lives. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I never fail to be impressed by the men and women who serve our country. We must honor both the service members who have died, even as we properly care for those who return to us.

“The attacks on our homeland awoke our nation to the international security challenge posed by extremist Islamic groups like al Qaeda, but it also united our nation. As we honor our fallen and all of those who continue to serve, we must remember that we have always been stronger as a joint force, whether we are reaching across the political aisle or reaching into the rubble.

“This weekend, I urge you to join me in remembering and thanking the citizens who fight every day to keep our country and our communities safe.”

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