Hoeven Statement on the Anniversary of September 11th

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

“Fourteen years ago, our country withstood the most horrific attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor. Nearly 3,000 lives were lost that day, and the terrorists who committed these acts hoped to weaken our great nation. But on that day, and on the days, weeks, months and years that followed, Americans have come together, strengthened in our resolve to stand united and defend our liberty.

“On 9-11 we saw firefighters, emergency responders and civilians put themselves in harm’s way to help their fellow countrymen. In the days following, we witnessed the persistence of the American spirit, even in the wake of tragedy, as men and women volunteered to protect our freedoms overseas and here at home.

“We will never forget those who lost their lives that day, and those who have since then given their lives to preserve our freedom. We will continue to honor, pay tribute and reflect on their sacrifices, and stand united and proud as Americans.”