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September 11, 2018

Thompson Statement on the 17th Anniversary of September 11

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement commemorating the seventeenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks:

“Seventeen years ago, our country was forever changed as we lost 2,996 lives in the face of terror and hate.  Although this anniversary will always bring with it the sorrow and pain of that day, it allows us to honor and remember those who lost their lives and recognize the bravery of those who continue to protect and serve our homeland every day. As a Nation, we reconciled never to forget this day as we came together as one and withstood the forces that tried to divide us.  As we have rebuilt, we have grown as a nation and have made great strides in making the nation more safe and resilient. However, we must continue to remain vigilant in the face of all forms of terrorism – whether foreign or domestic.  We must do this by doing what the American people have charged us to do: by steadfastly working together to continue to improve the security of our great country.”

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