Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement in remembrance of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:
“Our country was forever changed 14 years ago when terrorists attacked innocent Americans on September 11th, 2001. The anniversary of the horrific attacks provides us with an opportunity to morn those who we lost and to reaffirm our resolve to stay on the offensive against those who wish to harm Americans.
“Today, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the 2,977 Americans we lost that day. We also must remember the heroic efforts of our police, firefighters, and medical teams that responded to this attack and risked their lives to save others. We will never forget September 11th and how in the face of evil our country united, grew stronger, and protected freedom and liberty. As the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will remain focused on ensuring an attack like this never happens again.”