WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Wisconsin’s First District Congressman Paul Ryan today released the following statement on the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
“Fourteen years ago, our nation and the world changed. Thousands of lives were lost. And amid the chaos, we saw selfless acts of bravery from first responders and ordinary citizens alike. Today, as we did then, we offer our thoughts, prayers, and sympathies to the families of those who were lost.
This anniversary is also a day to remember all the servicemembers who fought and died to defend our freedoms and the American way of life. Without the brave sacrifice of those men and women, our nation would not be what it is today. After 9/11, our nation responded to punish those responsible for the heinous and cowardly attack. We must remain steadfast in the face of terrorism and threats to the American idea, and continue our unwavering support of our servicemen and women.
This anniversary of September 11th gives us a reason to be thankful for the freedoms and blessings bestowed upon us. We will continue to honor the lives of those we have lost by continuing to expand the freedoms and opportunities that define us as a people and nation.”