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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

On the 14th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – On the fourteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Congressman Tom MacArthur released the following statement:

“As we prepare to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, we are once again reminded of the tragic events from that day and the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. The events of that day changed our lives forever.”

He continued, “As we reflect on the fourteenth anniversary of that horrible day, we should also remember our military members who have served and continue to serve – particularly those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure a day like 9/11 never happen again.  These men and women – along with the members of their families who also sacrifice greatly in their loved one’s absence – continue to embody the courage and resolve that was shown by so many in our nation on September 11th and in the days and months that followed. Time and time again, America has shown that we are a mighty nation of resilient people. This anniversary should remind us that the American way of life stands for freedom and the firm belief that people can govern themselves through free exchange of ideas and respect for one another. We do not bend to those who rule by oppression, violence and fear and that will never change. This anniversary reminds us that we can band together, that we have done so in the past and that we will continue to do so going forward – not just on 9/11, but every day.