U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss
On Patriots Day, the 10th anniversary of the terroristic attack on America that left 3,000 dead, Georgia's senators say the events of 9/11 will be on their minds as they work in Washington.
"This is a day of reflection to honor the many family members, friends, co-workers and others who were lost in the attacks 10 years ago today. As we consider this tragic event in our nation's history, we must resolve to stand together, remembering that our freedom and security in America should never be taken for granted," Sen. Saxby Chambliss said.
"On this day, we should honor all who have died in defending our values. Our enemies may plot against us, but no act of terror can ever crush the American spirit. We have a long and proud history of determination and success that has always prevailed."
The Moultrie Republican is vice-chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and vowed to do what he can to keep America safe.
His colleague, Sen. Johnny Isakson, will participate in a remembrance today at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield.
"On the anniversary of the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, all of us as Georgians and Americans pause to pray for the victims and the survivors of that terrible day, whether it was in New York City, the Pentagon or Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It was a day that opened with great hope of blue skies and a warm autumn and soon became the most tragic day in American history," the Marietta Republican said.
"I ask Georgians to pray that our country continues to have the inner strength both to move forward and to protect our citizens in the years to come. I also ask that we remember and express our gratitude for all of the men and women in our Armed Forces who sacrifice to keep us safe and in some cases, have paid the ultimate price."
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