Alexander Statement on Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

Posted on September 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the twelfth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:

“Now 12 years after the tragic attacks of Sept. 11, we still mourn those we lost that day, and we honor the fighting men and women who have made sacrifices on our behalf since. One good way to remember Sept. 11 is an idea I call ‘Pledge plus Three’: Start each school day with the Pledge of Allegiance—as many schools still do—followed by a teacher or student sharing for three minutes ‘what it means to be an American.’ This would help put back into its rightful place the teaching of U.S. history in our schools so that every child grows up knowing what it means to be an American, which is especially important on Sept. 11.”


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