Rush Statement on the 14th Anniversary of 9/11
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement in recognition of the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001:
“As we witnessed the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, our faith was shaken and fear took hold of us. But we were resilient and we took what we learned from that day to move forward — stronger. As a nation, we joined together and became one.
“Thousands of Americans lives were taken and so many families suffered the loss of their love ones from the World Trade Center towers, to the Pentagon and the fields of Pennsylvania. We honor all of those we lost that day.
“We also saw the courage of selfless first responders — firefighters, police officers and courageous citizens — who helped saved lives, searched for survivors and jeopardized their own safety to rescue others and represent the best of humanity.
“We will never forget those who we lost and we must strive to make our country a better, safer and more united place for their families and ours.”