September 10, 2017

Manchin Statement on 16th Anniversary of September 11

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

“It’s been 16 years since America was violently attacked in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Sixteen years since mothers, fathers and children wept, first responders ran into the flames, and America as a country, mourned. Sixteen years later, we come together on this day to reflect and remember those that lost their lives on one of the most horrific days in American history. On September 11, 2001, America was forever changed as a nation.

“While history will never forget the tragedy and chaos of the attacks, it is important to remember the resilience that shined across the country in the immediate aftermath. We came together. Our patriotism and love of country connected us and the world watched as America shined as an example of bravery and courage in the face of disaster. On this anniversary, we must take the time to remember the victims and their families of the horrid attack, and the service members who stepped forward to fight the nation’s wars in its aftermath. As we reflect, I remind all West Virginians to recommit themselves to service. Whether serving your neighbors, communities, or country, let us rekindle the resilience that brought us all together 16 years ago. May God bless us all and may God bless the United States of America.”