Cummings Statement in Remembrance of September 11 Attacks
Washington, DC (September 11, 2019) — 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 United Airlines Flight 93:
“Today, we remember the men and women we lost tragically in Washington, New York, and Pennsylvania 18 years ago. They are not forgotten.
“We also pause to remember the unmatched bravery of the first responders on that day and after; they gave us hope during our nation’s darkest hour. We must remember how in the days, weeks, and months after the attacks—when we easily could have succumbed to fear and weakness—our nation came together and our unity was a shining example of America’s strength.
“We will never be able to bring back those taken from us that day or ease the pain felt across the nation. But we can commit ourselves to continue to look forward and work together to protect our democracy against any who would try to do it harm.
“Today, as we remember the events of September 11, let us all pray for the families who lost loved ones, for the many still suffering physical and mental anguish from those attacks, and perhaps most importantly, for a world that never has to see such pain again.”