September 09, 2022

Manchin Statement on the 21st Anniversary of 9/11

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released the following statement in honor of the 21st anniversary of September 11, 2001 and remembrance of those lost and all our Fallen service heroes.

“On this day twenty-one years ago, our great nation was forever changed and today we honor and remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. Thousands of innocent Americans died that dreadful day, and so many Americans have given their lives in defense of our great nation in the years since. Gayle and I are forever grateful for our first responders, police, members of our armed forces and hospital staff, and their families and loved ones who have served in honor of those lost.

“Each American grieved and felt the shock of our national vulnerability following the attacks, but we also experienced something else as a nation – our country learned of the great strength, bravery and character of our heroes who inspire us to this day. In the aftermath, we came together as a nation, showing we were united, resilient, and courageous in the face of tragedy.

“We have faced many challenges, as we surely will again, but it remains vital that we face them as a united national community. As we reflect on this day, Gayle and I encourage all West Virginians to recommit themselves to service, family, community, and country. May God bless each and every one of us and may God bless the United States of America.”