Sunday is the 15-year anniversary of the horrific Islamic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, or as we now say “9/11,” and event that tragically led to the death of over 3,000 Americans and brought down the Twin Towers in New York City.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz delivered the following statement for the day that went down in infamy, urging Americans to “never forget.”
“On September 11, 2001, the world briefly stopped turning while people from across the globe stood in horror as our nation faced one of its darkest hours. As we watched the planes crash, the buildings crumble and thousands of innocent lives lost in an act of pure evil, we also saw the very best of America – strength, patriotism, and courage.
Through clouds of smoke and rubble, firefighters, law enforcement officers, first responders, and Good Samaritans rushed into harm’s way, some making the ultimate sacrifice, to save the lives of so many.
And since then, our brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces have continued their mission to ensure that justice is served and our freedoms are protected.
Today, we solemnly pause and remember the fallen. We remember each and every American who showed up during our country’s time of great need. And we express our profound gratitude for all those who have sacrificed and continue to serve in our ongoing fight against terror.
May we never forget September 11.”