U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after attending the Congressional Remembrance Ceremony Honoring the Anniversary of September 11, 2001:
“It’s important to remember the tragic loss that thousands of families suffered and the changes we have gone through as a country since then,” Alexander said. “September 11th changed the way we live our lives every day, whether it’s going through airport security or reading about the Department of Homeland Security or being aware that there is a radical fringe group on the other side of the world that is determined to kill us.
“September 11th was one of our worst days and our nation will never forget the nearly 3,000 Americans who died that day. Nor will we ever forget how America united as a country to respond to those brutal attacks, and how it brought out the best in us. We should build on the unity we found that day, passing on to our children and succeeding generations the values that make us all proud to call ourselves Americans.”