WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a veteran of the Global War on Terrorism and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following video statement on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks:
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Ernst’s full remarks:
“Twenty-two years ago, on a bright, clear September morning, our nation was forever changed.
“The attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001 were an experience unlike any we’ve felt before.
“That day, our adversaries sought to tear us apart. They wanted us to fear and turn against one another.
“Instead, the American people united – we found hope, strength, courage, and resolve.
“In those terrible moments, we saw the very best of our country. Law enforcement, first responders, and everyday Americans put their lives on the line to save countless others.
“If we learned anything from the tragic events of 9/11, it’s that we should never take our nation and our freedoms for granted.
“Today, as families remember their lost loved ones, and we as a nation remember the heroes who sacrificed their lives, we reaffirm our commitment to never forget.
“May God bless our great United States.”