WASHINGTON, D. C. -- None of us will ever forget where we were on the morning of September 11, 2001, nor the terrible events of that day.
I wanted to share with you my statement today on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country:
Ten years ago today, mindless hatred took the lives of thousands of our fellow citizens. But if the terrorists who struck us that day thought they would defeat us, the decade since has shown how badly mistaken they were. The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, were a terrible blow. But they could not and did not overcome America’s courage, confidence, optimism and essential decency.
This is a day to remember the lives lost on 9-11 and the loved ones who still mourn, and to remember the thousands of brave Americans who have sacrificed so much to defend us since that terrible day, especially those who have given "the last full measure of devotion" to the nation that we all hold so dear.