Rep. Peters Reflects on Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) reflected on the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
“Like millions of Americans, I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. Seventeen years later, the events of that day and the heroism shown by first responders are still etched in my memory. The American spirit of perseverance was visible in the bravery and sacrifice of firefighters and police officers who rushed to help their fellow citizens. Americans courageously joined our military in the weeks that followed and defended our freedom in the years after.
“Today, we remember thousands of lives lost and the countless ones forever changed. We thank our law enforcement, armed services, and intelligence community who were vigilant and poised and remain so today, for which our nation is grateful. Our nation’s commitment to promoting peace and prosperity around the world should always be centered around democracy and our rejection of hate. Our resilience and determination shown in that tragic day and its aftermath demonstrate our tested values. This day is a reminder of our commitment to each other and our country and a call that we still need to live by those values.”