WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch Thursday issued the following statement on the 13th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, that took the lives of over 3,000 people:
It’s hard to believe it has now been 13 years since our nation suffered the greatest attack on the homeland since Pearl Harbor. The memory of the morning of September 11, 2011 and those we lost will be forever with us. Instead of breaking our nation’s spirit, the terrorists who perpetuated that attack only united a country and instilled in us a stronger resolve to fight for freedom. On this day and every September 11, we pause to remember those we lost that day and the loved ones they left behind. We also pause to thank our military members and their families who so selflessly serve our country. We should all be proud of the example America continues to set for the world in our commitment to protect our natural rights of freedom and liberty.