Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) issued the following statement on the 13th anniversary of 9/11.

 As America remembers and reflects on the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., commented on the importance of remembering all our nation’s heroes, past and present, who make our country safer and stronger. We must continue to value the sacrifices and challenges they overcame to protect the freedoms that make our country great. Enzi issued the following statement in observation of this solemn anniversary.

 

“Today we remember the events of September 11 and honor the memory of all those who lost their lives during those terrorist attacks. In the end, what was supposed to divide us in fear instead brought us together as one, more strongly committed to the principles and values that made us the United States of America.

 

“We remember in a special way the police, firefighters, emergency responders and all who lost their lives trying to come to the aid of others that day. They will never be forgotten. Their memory now serves to inspire the next generation of those who have dedicated their lives to keeping our families safe and secure by taking on the challenges of a difficult and very dangerous profession.

“We are also reminded of the great debt we will always owe our veterans and all those who currently serve in our armed forces at outposts and military bases all over the world. They are our first line of defense. Ever vigilant and constantly on the watch, they stand ready to respond to any threat from those who would try to harm our American way of life.

 

“We remember them and all our nation’s heroes today. Their love for our nation was so strong that they were willing to make any sacrifice or endure any hardship to keep our nation strong and free. They took on the greatest challenge there is – making the world a better place – and they succeeded. For that and so much more they will always be in our thoughts and prayers.”