Today, as the nation paused to reflect on the Tenth Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks; those who died and the nation's first responders were honored this morning.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:

“Ten years after September 11, 2001, we remember those we lost, the families they left behind, and the bravery of the first responders who tirelessly put the lives of others before their own. We were ruthlessly attacked on that day by terrorists who weren’t just attacking our buildings, but attacking the very spirit of our great country.  The devastation, heartbreak, and damage that was suddenly cast upon our country was soon met by the determination and hope of Americans who believe in our great nation and everything that America stands for and embodies.

“We were reminded of a valuable lesson on September 11th, that freedom is never free. I want to remember the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice that day, and thank those who fight every day for the security of Americans at home and abroad. Words cannot express how much their service is appreciated.  They are inspiring, humbling and make me proud to be an American.

“We came together after 9/11, a day that we, individually and as a nation, will never forget.  Together, we became one nation, under God, indivisible. As we commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we must never forget the unity that we felt, or the common bonds that make us all Americans.  I hope you will take time today to remember those who were lost and to thank the service men and women and the first responders who continue to defend our freedoms both at home and abroad.”