Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith made the following statement in observance of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attack:
“This Sunday, we will observe the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. This was a tragic day in American history that changed the world in a substantial way.
“First and foremost, on this important anniversary we must remember and honor those who perished. The innocent Americans who died that day will forever be in our memory. The brave first responders who selflessly put their lives on the line - and in many cases gave their lives - to save their fellow Americans will never be forgotten. As we remember this sad day in our nation’s history, our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of those who lost their lives.
“We must also use this anniversary as a reminder that terrorists continue to plot and plan attacks against our nation. The brave men and women of our Armed Forces have made an enormous amount of progress in securing our country, but the threat remains and we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to protect our nation.”