WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today to commemorate the upcoming 9/11 anniversary:
“I join citizens all across our great nation in bearing a heavy heart and thoughts of solemn remembrance as we approach the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. While nearly a decade has passed since our nation experienced this horrific event, the tremendous losses that America suffered that day remain fresh on the minds of us all.
“As we mourn and pay tribute to those we lost, it is also important that we reflect on how this event has drastically transformed our daily lives and reshaped our perspectives. From upgraded security at our airports to increased acts of vigilance exhibited by everyday Americans in deterring potential acts of terror, 9/11 has significantly changed aspects of the American way of life.
“We are all too aware of the ongoing threats against our great nation. Today, more than ever, we must remain vigilant in the defense of our people both here and abroad. We can only do this by reflecting on this critical time in our nation’s past and educating future generations on the profound impact that this experience has had on our society.
“As a Member of Congress, I will continue to rely on the spirit of those Americans we lost on 9/11 to guide me in my duties to maintain our federal government’s commitment to securing our nation and protecting our citizenry.”