“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.” – President George W. Bush, speaking at the dedication of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial on September 11, 2008.
Nineteen years have passed since the September 11 terrorist attacks, which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans, including more than 400 firefighters, police officers and EMTs who were simply doing their jobs by rushing headfirst into a dangerous situation to help others. On this somber anniversary, the House Republican Caucus joins with Americans everywhere to remember and honor those who lost their lives, as well as the loved ones they left behind. We will always remember September 11, 2001, and we will never forget the countless acts of heroism that took place that day.