September 11, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) released the following statement on the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks:
“It’s hard to believe that it has been over a decade since the cowardly 9/11 terrorist attacks shocked our nation, robbed lives, and forever altered the lives of loved ones who were left behind. At the time, we were flooded with an array of emotions, from shock to sorrow to anger, but we did not allow the emotions to distract us from healing our country and responding to the threat. Instead, in the true American spirit, firefighters, police officers, emergency responders, and everyday citizens rose to the occasion to help those who were hurt and suffering, and our brave men and women in uniform took the fight to the terrorists.
“Now, when I look back on this fateful day, I am not only reminded of the immense grief and sorrow, but also of the many acts of bravery in the face of adversity that make me proud to be an American.
“This September 11th, let’s all take a moment to remember those who died on this day 11 years ago and to express our gratitude to the first responders and the members of the military and intelligence community who have dedicated their lives to protecting us both here at home and abroad.”