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September 11, 2019

Thompson Statement Marking 18 Years Since the September 11 Terror Attacks

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

“Eighteen years ago, our country was forever changed in the face of terror and hate.  Today we remember those that were lost in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. They and their loved ones are on our minds and in our hearts.  We also recognize the bravery of the first responders who gave their lives in the hope of saving others.  Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.  And we are reminded of the debt of gratitude we owe to those whom continue to protect our homeland. Their service helps keep our country safe every day.”

“We cannot forget that eighteen years ago we turned to our common values of freedom, justice, and equality to unite as one to withstand the forces that tried to divide us.  As we rebuilt, we made the nation more resilient and showed we are at our best when we work together.  But there is still much more to be done.  As another year passes, those of us in Congress are reminded of the duty we have to counter the terrorism threats of today and tomorrow. We must make sure our government is focused on stopping all kinds of terrorism – including domestic terrorism.”

“As we carry on, we renew our commitment to be vigilant in the face of terrorism.  We will continue the work that the American people have entrusted us with.  We will never forget.”

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