WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) issued the following video address recognizing the 21st anniversary of the attacks on September 11th, 2001.
“[W]e will attempt to honor you by making sure that this never happens again, remaining vigilant against any enemies of the American way of life,” said Dr. Cassidy addressing our service members. “We shall never forget.”
The full transcript is below.
“Today is the 21st anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. And for those of us who were alive then, we shall never forget where we were when we first heard of the attacks, or the pictures that were shown over and over of smoke rising from those buildings, and then their sudden collapse.
But before that, of people jumping out of high rises to certain death, but fleeing the flames that were coming behind them.
And of the first-responders going up those steps—and then when we saw those building collapse, we knew that their lives were lost too.
And at the end of the day, those firemen raising a flag on the ruble of what had been the World Trade Center.
And since, brave men and women, volunteering in our service or in the clandestine services, taking the war to our enemies in their lands to prevent enemies bringing war to our land.
To you all, time heals, and we hope it has healed for you, but we know that loss remains none the less.
To that end, we will attempt to honor you by making sure that this never happens again, remaining vigilant against any enemies of the American way of life.
We shall never forget.”