September 10, 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement ahead of tomorrow’s 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
“It has been 20 years since America suffered its worst attack on U.S. soil in history. For the families of the victims, it has been two decades of birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and weddings without their loved ones. For the first responders who rushed into danger to save lives, it has been two decades of painful memories of the losses they suffered and trauma they endured. And for the service men and women who responded to the attacks, it has been two decades of tremendous courage and sacrifice, and steadfast resolve to keep our country safe. As we mark this anniversary, I hope we will all continue to pray for everyone whose life has been profoundly impacted by the attacks that day.
“The 9/11 terrorists targeted our country because of our values and what we stand for. They continue to target us because we stand for freedom and democracy in the world. We remain vigilant against the threats we face and are grateful for those who work tirelessly to protect us, including our first responders, military, and intelligence officials. It is the job of the Congress to make sure they have the support and resources they need to carry out their missions.”