McMorris Remembers the 5th Anniversary of September 11th
(Washington, D.C.) Congresswoman Cathy McMorris (WA-05) released the following statement today to mark the five-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:
“Five years ago, our country was forever changed by the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93. Today we remember the thousands of victims who lost their lives and honor the heroes who selflessly worked to save those inside. We should never forget the courage, bravery, and compassion of the human spirit that was exhibited that day.
Five years later we still stand firm in our resolve to fight the war terror and eliminate terrorist groups around the world. Our top priority must continue to be protecting the security and freedom of our country and citizens.
I want to thank the men and women who serve in our military, especially those stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base. They continue to play a valuable role in our nation’s fight against terror and are helping to keep us safe. Organizations such as Operation Spokane Heroes provide crucial support and assistance to military families during these difficult times and help remind us all about the positive impact we can make by getting involved and volunteering our time.
It is also important to honor our community’s first responders – our police, firefighters, and paramedics. They risk their lives daily to keep us safe and we must never forget to show them how grateful we are for their work and sacrifice.”