Gardner Marks Anniversary of September 11th Attacks

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following video statement today commemorating the 14th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks:

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Hi, I’m Cory Gardner, your Senator from the great state of Colorado.

Today is September 11th, and it’s the 14th anniversary of the deadly, cowardly terrorist attacks that forever changed our country.

When those attacks occurred, I’ll never forget -- I was on an airplane when the pilot announced that there had been an attack on the World Trade Center and we were turned around by the FAA.

In the following days I was trying to get back to work. I’ll never forget the time I was listening to President Bush’s first words, some of the first words he issued after the attacks. I was driving a car on the interstate in Kansas and I became so emotional listening to the President’s words I realized that I probably shouldn’t be driving, so I pulled over to listen. And when the President finished his speech, I looked up, and every other car on the road had pulled over as well, all listening to our Commander-in-Chief console the people of the United States.

Every American who remembers that day has their own story of what they felt, what they saw, and what we lost.

Today, we still face the challenge of fighting international terror. Organizations spanning multiple countries and continents still seek to do America harm.

We must be vigilant. We must be watchful. And we must remain ever-dedicated to ensuring the safety of our country.

So I hope you will take a moment today to reflect on this somber anniversary. Pray for the lives of those we lost. Pray for the families who lost loved ones. And remind yourself once more to never forget September 11th.

Thank you for watching. May God bless you, your family, and may God always bless the United States of America.



Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.


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