Rep. Peters’ Statement on 15th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
September 11, 2016
Today U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
“Like so many others, I remember exactly where I was the morning of September 11th. I remember being with my family, and watching as first responders ran towards the danger, entered the towers before they crumbled, and dug through rubble for days afterwards to save lives.
“15 years later, we remember the thousands of lives lost and countless forever changed. We honor the bravery of those first responders, and that of the men and women who signed up to serve in the weeks and months that followed. Today, I am thankful for their sacrifice, and for the courage of our special operators who killed Osama Bin Laden and exacted justice on behalf of a grateful nation. America’s greatness is built upon their sacrifice and heroism.
“15 years later, we remember that as we mourned, the world mourned with us. And that America’s ability to promote peace and prosperity around the world depends not only on having the most formidable military in the world, but also on our rejection of hate and commitment to strong diplomacy.”