WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement in recognition of the twelfth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:
“Today, Americans honor the memory of each innocent life taken during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation, including the four brave Americans attacked at the American Embassy in Benghazi last year. With heavy hearts, we mourn with the families and victims who suffered devastating loss at the hands of senseless cruelty and inconceivable brutality. We also celebrate the heroism of our brave citizens, first responders, and servicemembers who took immediate action to help others and save thousands of individuals, in some cases making the ultimate sacrifice.
“In the aftermath of this tragic day, the American people persevered to demonstrate that our patriotism and love for country will not falter to cowardly acts of terrorism. On the twelfth anniversary, we also extend our deepest appreciation to our brave men and women in uniform and their families who continue to serve this nation and protect our homeland. In observance of September 11th, the American people stand together to pay tribute to the fallen and recognize the unwavering strength and courage of this great nation.”