Lawmakers Rally Together to Offer Heartfelt Remarks on the 18th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attack

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A moment that struck the nation, the deadliest terrorist attack, is unifying Americans 18 years later as U.S. leaders continue to rally together to commemorate it.

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four planes, killing nearly 3,000 people, including attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93, which is believed to have been targeting the U.S. Capitol or the White House. Nearly two decades later, many are offering heartfelt reflections from that day.

Both Republicans and Democrats are putting aside their difference as they remember that 9/11 “didn’t take our freedom—it only strengthened what we know to be true: America is the greatest country in the world, and it’s worth fighting for,” as Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) wrote.

Check out GOP comments below:

U.S. lawmakers are also honoring the “bravery of the emergency workers who rushed into danger in order to save lives,” as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted. Thousands of people were also injured that day.

Check out the remarks by Democratic lawmakers:

Additionally, U.S. First Lady Melania Trump paid tribute to those whose lives were lost and those who lost a loved one, as she wrote, “We will #NeverForget.”

President Donald Trump also declared that “we will never forget.”

“Today, our nation pauses to remember and honor those who fell on 9/11,” Vice President Mike Pence tweeted. “Their memory will always be in the heart of every American and we will never forget the heroism and courage shown on that fateful day.”

The president, joined by the first lady, is expected to partake in a ceremony at the Pentagon on Tuesday for the anniversary of 9/11. Pence will be delivering a speech in Pennsylvania at Flight 93 national memorial ceremony.

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Morte206
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Stuyvesant HS lost a number of alumni, 9/11 related cancers is making its way through those students who were present at the time.

Stuyvesant HS never forgets and this alumna (Class of ‘87) remembers smiling faces and happy times with lost friends.

Screwtape
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What? No comments from reps AOC, Omar, or Tlaib? I’m shocked.

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