“On this somber anniversary we stand together as Americans to remember the nearly 3,000 lives that were taken on a September morning just 11 years ago. From the brave souls of Flight 93 who gave their lives so that others might live to the many mothers and fathers who went to work that day never to return to their families—we are united in our commitment to honoring their legacy and ensuring a tragedy like 9/11 is never repeated.
“On September 11 and every day of the year, let us show our support for the quiet heroes who work diligently to keep us safe – our men and women in uniform, our intelligence community, law enforcement and first responders. May God continue to protect them and our great nation, and may He continue to comfort the families of those we mourn on today’s anniversary.”
U.S. Senator John Cornyn
"More than a decade has passed since the horrible attacks of September 11th. The pain of that day is forever with us. Today, we remember the victims of that attack, the men and women of our military who have given their lives in the fight against terrorism and those who continue the fight today."
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
"Eleven years ago this morning, the hopes, dreams and lives of more than 3,000 individuals were taken during the most brazen and catastrophic terrorist attack the United States had ever seen. In the years since, their tales of loss, redemption and soul-stirring courage have inspired people around the world to live larger, more meaningful lives. Those behind the attacks hoped to crush the American spirit, but that spirit remains alive and well, especially in the members of our military, as well as the paramedics, firefighters and police officers who have dedicated their lives to helping others. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose hearts are heavy with the remembrance of loved ones lost in the attacks."
Texas Governor and U.S. Air Force Veteran Rick Perry
“On this solemn anniversary, I join the American people in prayer as we pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 Americans taken from us in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, as well as those who have given their lives since 9/11 in defense of our homeland and our cherished freedom. Their sacrifices continue to inspire a grateful nation every day as we continue the fight for a safer and freer world for our children and grandchildren.”
U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling
"The attacks on our way of life showed the worst of humanity; they also brought out the best in America. That day brought forth so many unnamed heroes, and in the years since, countless more. Heroes, who rescued us, took to the battlefield for us, and who brought justice to the villains who perpetrated this attack. Our service members have paid a heavy price for the success of keeping the war on foreign shores. We have lost 6,580 men and women in this fight, and today, we also honor and remember them.
"Today, on the 11th anniversary of that tragic day, we take a moment to remember our brothers and sisters who were lost on that fateful day and in the years since. We honor the heroes who rushed into burning buildings to save strangers. We thank the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to keep us safe. May God bless the Americans we lost, the servicemen and women who protect us and may God bless America!"
U.S. Congressman and U.S. Navy Veteran Pete Olson