Senator Tim Scott Marks Anniversary of September 11th Attacks
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 attacks:
“Today, we honor and remember the nearly 3,000 innocent lives lost in New York City, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania during the September 11, 2001 attacks. The loss of each of these men and women has a lasting impact for their families, their communities and our nation and will never be forgotten.
“Thirteen years ago, our nation faced one of her most trying days, one that tested our collective resolve. When our homeland was attacked by 19 al-Qaeda associated terrorists, it not only was among one of our nation’s saddest days, its aftermath displayed America’s strength, compassion and dedication for our fellow citizens to the world.
“On September 11th, we also pay tribute to those first responders – firefighters, police officers, EMTs, paramedics and military personnel – and brave everyday people who ran toward the twin towers, Pentagon or took down Flight 93 in an empty field in western Pennsylvania. Their selfless actions prevented the loss of even more lives.
“May God bless and protect America.”