East Texas lawmakers remember the victims of 9/11

East Texas lawmakers remember the victims of 9/11
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 10:21am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:46am

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today remembering and honoring the lives of the thousands of Americans who were killed in the horrific terror attack on September 11, 2001:

“Today, hearts all across America and the world mourn and remember the tragic loss of thousands of innocent lives. September 11th was the single worst terrorist attack any country has suffered in modern times. Nearly 3,000 innocent people were cold heartedly murdered on our soil. Americans lost husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, children, and friends.

We remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 and honor those who ran into the burning buildings that catastrophic day.  These brave men and women make up the true heartbeat of America. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims today and always. In the days, weeks, months, and years that follow, I pray, even in the face of scoffers, we will always honor these brave individuals and lift up their families in earnest prayers.”

Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.

Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:

“On this somber anniversary we stand together as Americans to remember the nearly 3,000 lives that were taken on a September morning just 11 years ago. From the brave souls of Flight 93 who gave their lives so that others might live to the many mothers and fathers who went to work that day never to return to their families—we are united in our commitment to honoring their legacy and ensuring a tragedy like 9/11 is never repeated.

“On September 11 and every day of the year, let us show our support for the quiet heroes who work diligently to keep us safe – our men and women in uniform, our intelligence community, law enforcement and first responders. May God continue to protect them and our great nation, and may He continue to comfort the families of those we mourn on today’s anniversary.”

Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance, Judiciary, Armed Services and Budget Committees.  He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.

MILAN, Italy – Gov. Rick Perry today recognized the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and issued the following statement:

“Eleven years ago this morning, the hopes, dreams and lives of more than 3,000 individuals were taken during the most brazen and catastrophic terrorist attack the United States had ever seen. In the years since, their tales of loss, redemption and soul-stirring courage have inspired people around the world to live larger, more meaningful lives. Those behind the attacks hoped to crush the American spirit, but that spirit remains alive and well, especially in the members of our military, as well as the paramedics, firefighters and police officers who have dedicated their lives to helping others. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose hearts are heavy with the remembrance of loved ones lost in the attacks.”

Attorney General Abbott Urges All Texans to Honor Law Enforcement, First Responders and our Armed Forces on the 11th Anniversary of 9/11:

"We pause today to remember the lives lost when our nation was attacked eleven years ago. We must not forget their sacrifice or the evil that pierced our innocence. In the years since, we have lost thousands of soldiers fighting for the freedom that terrorists tried to rip from our skylines. We will continue to support law enforcement, first responders and our armed forces as they continue the daily vigil to protect us all."

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