Brooks Remembers Victims of 9/11 Attacks
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
“Like all Americans, I mark the 12th anniversary of 9/11 with a heavy heart. We must never forget the nearly 3,000 innocent civilians who died that day and we must remain committed to ensuring the safety and security of our citizens.
The tragic events of 9/11 touched each of us in unique ways. As a member of the host committee for the World Police and Fire Games that took place in July of 2001 in Indianapolis, I will always remember the thousands of participants from across the globe who brought our city to life for days of vigorous but good-natured athletic competition. Many of them were from New York City, and too many of them died trying to save lives 12 years ago.
We can never erase the sorrow of the families whose loved ones were brutally murdered on this fateful day. We can never fully heal the wounds of the survivors, who must live with the memories of burning steel, smoke filled alleys and wounded colleagues. But we can do everything we can to support them and help them push forward, and today must serve as a powerful reminder of our commitment to them. 12 years later, we must never forget.
At a time when our nation faces many serious issues, it’s important to take a moment to remember the spirit that prevailed in the days following 9/11. As Americans, there is so much more that binds us together than pulls us apart. Those who seek to do us harm will never succeed in their efforts to extinguish America’s resolve. Our shared values of liberty, equality and justice will always prevail.”