Cummings Statement in Remembrance of Sept. 11 Attacks
WASHINGTON, DC (Sep. 11, 2018) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), released the following statement in remembrance of the lives lost in the September, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a rural Pennsylvania field:
“Today will forever be a solemn day for America. On this day, we wake up and take pause to remember the men and women we lost tragically in Washington, New York, and Pennsylvania 17 years ago.
“As we remember the unmatched bravery of those who are no longer with us, we must also remember how we came together as a country during the days, weeks and months after the heinous 9/11 attacks. Although it could have been a time of great fear and weakness, as those who perpetrated the attacks intended, it was instead a shining example of our nation’s strength and unity.
“We will never be able to bring back those taken from us on that day. But we can continue to work together to protect our democracy against any who would try to harm it.
“Today, let us pray for the families who lost loved ones, for the many still suffering physical and mental pain from those attacks, and perhaps most importantly, for a world that never has to see such tragedy again.”