Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young today shared the following message with Alaskans in remembrance of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:
Congressman Young shared a video message with Alaskans on the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks (click here to watch).
“Thirteen years ago, the America we knew changed forever. Today, I recognize the anniversary of the greatest tragedy in this nation – other than Pearl Harbor – the 9/11 attacks on America. I urge all Alaskans and Americans to take a moment to honor the more than 3,000 American lives lost on that day, unite as a grateful nation, and be thankful for the countless men and women who continue to defend our freedoms.
“Today, on the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, I stand here in front of the United States Capitol. On the morning of 9/11, I was on my way to the Capitol when I received a call from my staff, saying ‘don’t come in, they have just crashed an airplane into the Pentagon.’
“As I returned, I was able to see the images of two airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center towers. At that time, I didn’t know what was happening. I certainly didn’t know that we had just begun a war.
“Thirteen years later, we continue to fight the longest war we’ve ever become involved – and it’s certainly not over. As the foremost bastion of freedom, terrorist across the globe will continue to attack America.
“As Americans, we work every day to preserve the freedoms of our nation and prevent government from getting in the way. It is the job of Congress to make sure we accept this responsibility.
“I ask Alaskans to remember the people we have lost and remember the many freedoms we have in this nation. Some of us in America, not me, believe we should give up some of our freedoms for the sake of increased security. I say, if this is allowed to happen, the bad guys have won. I want to preserve our freedoms and continue to fight every day to protect them. I encourage all Alaskans to keep that in mind and ask you to respond to acts against freedom.
“God bless you all as we remember the attacks of September 11th, the day that changed America forever
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