Senator Fischer’s Statement on September 11th Anniversary

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement in honor of the 15th anniversary of September 11th:


“Fifteen years ago, the world witnessed the worst of human nature on a clear and crisp September morning. By the end of that day, we also saw the best of it: selfless sacrifice and true heroism. Our nation was united like never before.


“A decade and a half later, we remember the lives lost on September 11th in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. As we remember and reflect, we also call to mind the Nebraskans who died that fateful day: Julie Geis, Monte Hord, Jennifer Dorsey Howley, and Navy Captain Larry Getzfred. We will never forget them, and our hearts are with their loved ones.


“We must also never forget that, in answer to such evil, came virtue, generosity, strength, and deep patriotism. Even in our darkest hours, the American people displayed unparalleled courage and resolve. 


“On this day, we are also reminded of the important role STRATCOM played in the aftermath of the attack. STRATCOM was performing a practice exercise for a fictional threat when the attack occurred. In an instant, the men and women of STRATCOM found themselves at the center of a real world emergency. With little notice, they performed admirably and secured the base to provide safe haven for President George W. Bush as he coordinated with U.S. security officials.


“Though the years have come and gone since 9/11, recent events around the world remind us that threats remain. So should our vigilance.


“Today, we recognize our brave first responders and the members of our military who put their lives on the line each and every day to keep us safe. We also recognize that freedom is our most powerful weapon. No one can ever take it from us.  


“May God bless the victims and families of this tragedy, and may He continue to bless the United States of America.”

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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