DeGette statement on 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Sep 11, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

 September 11, 2001 is a day that many of us will never forget. The tragic events that unfolded that day changed the course of our nation’s history forever.

 “While the images of that frightful day still play vividly in the minds of most Americans so, too, must the memories of those we lost. We must never forget the victims and their families.

 “We must never forget the bravery of our first responders who selflessly rushed into a burning building to try to save others. And, we must never forget the heroes of Flight 93 whose courage and sacrifice likely saved countless lives – and whose actions likely prevented an even bigger tragedy from occurring.

 “As we take time today to remember the victims and honor the heroes of that tragic day 20 years ago, let us also remind ourselves how we, as a country, were able to come together in the wake of that attack - and how, to this day, our unity remains our greatest strength.”