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Congresswoman McCollum Commemorates 12th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

September 11, 2013
Press Release

For Immediate Release:  September 11, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement on the twelfth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

“Today, we remember and pray for the innocent victims of an unprovoked terrorist attack against America.  For the family and friends of the victims these past twelve years have been filled with tears, loss, and the difficult process of rebuilding lives. The survivors of September 11th – especially the courageous first responders – live every day with this memory.”

“Over the past twelve years our Nation has also been transformed. We are concluding a decade-long war in Afghanistan. Our first responders are now prepared for any type of crisis.  And, every citizen is aware of the cost and vigilance required to protect our freedom.”

“For me, today is a time for reflection.  I pray for the people whose lives were lost and transformed, but I am also grateful for the blessings of this great Nation, especially the brave men and women who serve us every day to keep us safe, secure and free.”

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Committee.  She is Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.