Hoeven Statement Observing the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks on the United States

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in observance of the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States:

“The tragic events of September 11 are forever engrained in our national memory.  We all remember where we were when news broke of the terrorist attacks on our soil. Now, on the tenth anniversary of that fateful day, I invite all North Dakotans—and Americans—to join together for a national Moment of Remembrance. On Sunday, September 11 at noon Central, I hope all North Dakotans will ‘Stop and Remember.’

“We remember the thousands of lives lost, and the innocent men, women and children whose lives were forever changed by terror. We remember the heroics of our police officers, firefighters and rescue personnel on that day and every day.

“And as we remember those who perished on 9/11, we also honor those who fight on to ensure that those before them didn’t die in vain. We pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who bravely defend our nation’s freedoms, both at home and abroad.

“On the tenth anniversary of September 11, we come together to remember the values that make our nation great, and that have carried us through the tragic event of 9/11.”