- Remembering Lives Lost and Heroic Sacrifices Made- -"Today, our nation stops and remembers the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Seven years ago we sadly lost many of our best and brightest fellow citizens. We pause to remember the loss of thousands of innocent victims, a memory that will remain with us forever. We offer our continued thoughts and prayers to the families. Many survived these horrific events due to the heroism of first responders who risked and sacrificed their lives to shield others in peril. All of us came together on 9/11 as Americans, and we must remember that we are always stronger as one united American family."
"Ashley and I join with you this day as we honor the memory of each and every American who died; my family grieves alongside the families who lost loved ones. We pay tribute to the self-sacrificing men and women that serve in the military, the dedicated members of our law enforcement and emergency services communities, and the thousands of others across our country who continue to place themselves in harm's way to protect us from future attacks and tirelessly labor to secure our liberty."