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Gianforte Remembers Victims, Honors Heroes of September 11th

September 11, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Greg Gianforte this morning spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to remember the victims and honor the heroes of September 11th.

“Today, we remember. Today, we pray. Today, we honor Americans of every background who, in the aftermath of that fateful day, united under our flag, bound together by a sense of unflappable courage, duty, and patriotism,” Gianforte said.

To watch or download the video, click HERE.

Gianforte’s remarks as prepared:

Madam Speaker, I rise today to remember the nearly 3,000 people who were killed on this day in 2001.

At dawn, September 11, 2001 was a morning like every other. That is, until everything changed. Terrorists, who were intent on destroying our country and our way of life, attacked.

But through this tragedy, we saw our country unite. We saw unmatched courage and bravery from our first responders, servicemembers, and every day citizens.

Now, 18 years later, we find ourselves with a new generation that did not experience the horrors of that day. They only know a post-9/11 world. That makes it all the more important that we teach them what happened that day, honor the victims, and discuss the impact those terrorist attacks have had on our world.

But today, we remember. Today, we pray. Today, we honor Americans of every background who, in the aftermath of that fateful day, united under our flag -- bound together by a sense of unflappable courage, duty, and patriotism.

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I yield back.