WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) today made the following statement in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the terror attacks on September 11, 2001:
“Today we mark the 12th anniversary of one of the darkest days in our nation’s history, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks which killed nearly 3,000 unsuspecting Americans. We will never forget, both because the horrors of that day are indelibly imprinted on the hearts and minds of all who witnessed them, and because we are obligated to honor the memory of those who died and the courageous service of the thousands who came to their aid and have protected us in the years that followed.
“America was targeted in 2001 because we were the world’s leading champion of human liberty and the idea that all men are created equal. We remain so today. We should be proud that our nation’s founding principles survived the darkness of September 11th. And thankful to those, many of them grade school children in need of protection themselves 12 years ago, who have since joined the fight to preserve our freedom on battlefields across the world. We pray for their safe return.
“Above all today, we remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and pledge to remain unyielding in our determination that neither they nor those who have died defending us since died in vain. God bless America.”