“America will never forget those who were lost, and our prayers are with their loved ones who continue to feel the deepest pain of their absence.” 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following video in honor of the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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TRANSCRIPT:

We can all remember where we were on that fateful day of September 11, 2001. The world seemed to stop.

We saw the agonizing and heart wrenching events unfold 14 years ago, at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on Flight 93. Americans from coast to coast watched as unspeakable acts of terrorism claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Americans.

America will never forget those who were lost, and our prayers are with their loved ones who continue to feel the deepest pain of their absence. 

On that day our adversaries intended harm, but they were met with unmatched bravery, heroism and extraordinary fortitude. These attacks would not break the resilience of the American spirit. 

In the midst of such tragedy and sorrow, we saw the best of the American people as our first responders, service members and other heroes within our community rose up to help in countless acts of selfless courage. We did not cower. We joined together in a remarkable bond of strength, love and unity.

The fight to protect our freedoms continues today. It is one of my greatest honors to put on our nation’s uniform and stand alongside the fearless men and women of our armed services willing to make tremendous sacrifices to defend our liberties and way of life. 

Today is a reminder that we must work to ensure that America's greatness will always overcome adversity. Thank you and may God bless Iowa and these great United States of America.

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