Remembering September 11, 2001

September 10, 2021


Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. A dark day in our nation’s history that Americans have pledged to never forget.

We will never forget those who perished in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

We will never forget the brave New York firefighters and police officers running up the stairs of the World Trade Center, willing to risk their own lives so others may live.

We will never forget the first responders and civilians, working day and night at Ground Zero, searching for survivors.

We will never forget the bravery of those patriots on United Flight 93, who banded together to take down the hijackers before they could reach their target.

We will never forget the over 7,000 U.S. troops killed in the post-9/11 conflicts in the Middle East and around the world. Nor will we forget the over 30,000 veterans who have taken their own lives since September 11, 2001.

And finally, we will never forget the promise we made to take care of all those still suffering from 9/11 related illnesses.

May God continue to be with the families, friends, and loved ones of those who lost their lives on that tragic day and in the many years that followed.

And may we “never forget.”

A message from
U.S. Representative John Rutherford
Florida’s 4th Congressional District
September 10, 2021