Griffith Honors Anniversary of 9/11

Monday, September 11, 2017 | Kevin Baird (202-225-3861)

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today marking the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

“Sixteen years have passed since the horrors of 9/11, but I clearly remember where I was on that day. It was an ordinary Tuesday in my office until my bookkeeper and Andrew Lewis High School classmate, Terry Haynie, called me into her office, saying she had seen on the news that a plane had hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. We could not understand how such an accident could happen. Then we saw the second plane hit the South Tower, and knew that it was no accident.

“We can never forget the 3,000 innocent lives lost that day at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93. They died simply because they had gone to work or boarded a flight.

“On a day of unimaginable evil, however, many people performed great deeds, even gave their lives, so that others might live. The heroes of that day proved that America will not be broken.

“On this 9/11, let us reflect on the tragedy that unfolded 16 years ago, and let us resolve never to forget.”


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