U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement memorializing
the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001.
“The unbreakable resolve and courage of America stood resolute on
September 11, 2001. Brave Americans on Flight 93 selflessly sacrificed
themselves to save countless lives. Firefighters and first responders risked
their lives to run toward danger. Through the tragedy and destruction brought
to our shores that day, Americans across the country united in service to
support those beside them. As we honor the many lives lost, we remember
America’s resilience, which was on full display that fateful day.
we also remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our
country, including the 13 American service members killed in the heinous terror
attack in Afghanistan last month. Their commitment and the dedication of all
those who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces have kept our
homeland safe. Today, we honor their lives, pray for their families, and
reaffirm our continued resolve to support and serve our fellow Americans.”
commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11th,
Senator Toomey attended an event in Somerset County to remember the sacrifices
of those on Flight 93. Senator Toomey joined President George W. Bush,
former-First Lady Laura Bush, Vice President Kamala Harris, Governor Tom Wolf,
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Captain of the U.S.S. Somerset John
Kurtz and 40 crewmen to signify the 40 individuals on Flight 93, President of the
Families of Flight 93 Gordon Felt—brother of Flight 93 passenger Edward
Felt, and family members of those who died on Flight 93.