For some reason this didn't go out through email like Space's releases usually do so I'm a little late on this. Here it is:
The events of September 11th, 2001 continue to resonate in my memory and the memories of all Americans. On that day, our world changed forever.
We learned of the horrors of international terrorism, and we were reminded again of the absolute importance of maintaining a strong national defense and fighting a terrorist network that has mushroomed to all corners of the globe.
Still, my heart aches for the suffering the victims experienced that day and the pain that their families still feel. I also think about the heroism of the men and women who went running into those buildings, sacrificing themselves in the hope that they may save others. Those actions are a true testament to the American spirit.
It is that spirit that continues to bring healing after this tragedy. It is why we celebrate the lives of those we lost, and it is why we pledge to never forget their sacrifice.
We as a nation will continue working to bring those responsible to justice. We will continue to fight international terrorism effectively and strategically so we may never again see the kind of death and destruction we saw that terrible day.
We must never forget September 11th, 2001.
-- Rep. Zack Space