Kansas Congressional Delegation weighs in on 9/11 Attacks
Members of the Kansas Congressional delegation offered their prayers and support to the families who lost loved ones and those who continue to defend the country against terrorism.
Congressman Mike Pompeo released the following statement:
“Today we remember the heinous attacks perpetrated against our nation by terrorists who murdered nearly 3,000 innocent men, women, and children on September 11th, 2001. We pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 on this day and also commend the heroic service of our first responders who worked tirelessly to aid in the aftermath of those attacks.
“Last year, America rejoiced when Seal Team Six brought Osama Bin Laden to justice, but we must remain ever vigilant as the threat of terrorism remains ever present. Men and women in the Armed Forces, as well as our intelligence community, make tremendous sacrifices to provide security for our nation. We give thanks for their dedication to country,” stated Pompeo.
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran released the following statement:
“No one will ever forget that September morning 11 years ago when they heard the news: America is under attack. On that day, we suffered a horrific national tragedy, the images of which are forever imprinted into my mind and the minds of the American people.
“Rather than destroying our faith in the American ideals of liberty and freedom, September 11, 2001 united us in a way I had never seen before. Out of the devastation of that day rose many heroes. We saw the stark contrast between the terrorists who plotted to kill innocent Americans, and the firefighters, rescue crews and brave citizens who willingly risked or laid down their own lives to save people they had never met.
“Through service and selflessness, we can all exemplify the type of patriotism that was so wholeheartedly shown on September 11, 2001. If you’re not sure where to start, check with your local church or community center for ideas on how you can give back – and honor the nearly 3,000 innocent people who were killed that fateful day.”
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts released the following statement:
“On this anniversary of the attacks of September 11, I simply want to say thank you. Thank you to the men and women who serve our country so valiantly. Thank you for fighting to keep our country safe – and free.
“Today we remember the men and women who died on that fateful day 11 years ago. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten. Our prayers continue to go to their families and loved ones.
“Our country is still under threat, and we must be vigilant. Our defense of liberty and our individual freedoms fall to every generation. I hope you’ll join me with a moment of silence to thank those who fight to defend our way of life and the security of this nation. You have the thanks of a grateful nation.”