Thompson Commemorates The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson today issued the following statement in recognition of the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:

"The tragic events of September 11th remain in the forefront of our hearts and minds. Today, we stand together to remember the lives lost when the twin towers fell, the Pentagon was hit, and flight 93 went down in Shanksville, PA. We remember the courage of the police, first responders, and everyday Americans who came to the assistance of their fellow citizens, and owe a debt of gratitude for their bravery and heroism.

"Since that day, our communities have come together to rebuild and reassert our strength as a people and as a nation. Thankfully, the posture that we as a nation have taken since those tragic attacks has enhanced our ability to detect and deter terroristic attacks of all types. We praise the courage, skill, and the professionalism of those who serve our nation, placing their lives on the line in defense of our freedoms, and recognize their role in successfully preventing another similar attack.

"The death of Osama Bin Laden was a promise kept to the families of the 9/11 victims, and a triumph for all involved since September 11, 2001, in this important, historic mission. Americans can proudly mark the demise of this symbol of hatred who died with the blood of thousands on his hands.

"We will never forget those lost on September 11, 2001. We will never forget those who have sacrificed and served our nation, many of whom have paid the ultimate price. We will never forget that justice must be met.  On this 10th anniversary, we stand committed to memorialize those lost and ensure such an event never takes place again.”

Earlier this week, in a effort to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11 on this 10th anniversary, Congressman Thompson joined with 26 fellow members in introducing the “Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act,” legislation that would secure a Congressional Gold Medal for each memorial site to pay tribute and honor the heroic men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.