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Congresswoman Waters' Statement on the 12th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2013
Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

"Twelve years ago today, our country changed forever. No matter how many years pass, we will never forget the thousands of lives lost in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon on that Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001. As we observe this solemn twelfth anniversary, we pause to honor and remember the men, women and children whose lives were lost in this appalling act of violence.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to their families, friends and loved ones, and salute the courage exhibited by the first responders, volunteers and others who rushed into crumbling buildings to save lives and sacrificed their own lives. We are forever indebted to them for their courage. To the brave service members in our Armed Forces, who continue to protect us, here and abroad, we remain grateful for their sacrifices. 

"Each and every year on this National Day of Service and Remembrance, we should rededicate ourselves to the ideals that unite us as Americans and revive all that has made our nation a beacon of hope and human dignity to the world."