September 10, 2014

Manchin Statement on 13th Anniversary of September 11

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the thirteenth anniversary of September 11th.

“On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, we come together as a nation to reflect and remember the many lives lost on one of the most horrific days in American history. The shocking images of the Twin Towers falling, the Pentagon in flames, and the rural Pennsylvania field scattered with fiery debris will be forever imbedded in our minds as the terrifying tragedy that all Americans endured together. September 11, 2001 was a turning point for American history, but it was also the event that united us stronger than ever before. American flags graced every front porch and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited with unparalleled passion and patriotism. Now, it is time that we rekindle the spirit of unity that we felt in the aftermath of those terrible attacks. In our shared grief, it is important that we put aside our political differences for our common trust in this great nation. As we remember and honor the victims and their families, I urge all West Virginians to recommit themselves to serving their neighbors, strengthening their communities, and showing the world yet again why we are the greatest nation on Earth. May God bless us all and may God bless America.”