“Today, we remember those we lost on September 11th and the uncommon courage Americans showed during one of our Nation’s most difficult times," Casey said. "In Shanksville, at the Pentagon and in the streets of Manhattan, Americans came together and in some cases made the ultimate sacrifice to protect others. This 12th anniversary of 9/11 is a day to renew our commitment to confront our security and economic challenges in a spirit of unity and cooperation.
"While the Senate was in session this week, my wife Terese was able to attend remembrance events in Shanksville on my behalf. We pray today for those who died on 9/11, for their families and for our troops serving around the globe; we also pray for ourselves, that we may be worthy of their valor.”
Thompson said, “Today marks the 12th anniversary of the most senseless and cowardly acts of terrorism ever perpetrated against the United States and its citizens. My wife, Penny, and I offer our solemn thoughts and prayers for those who were most directly impacted by the events of September 11 – the Americans who died, were injured, or lost loved ones. We also salute the first responders, firefighters, police, emergency workers, and others who risked their lives for others, including those aboard Flight 93 in Shanksville. We continue to stand in solidarity with those brave men and women who serve to protect the very freedoms that have provided our strength and resolve as a nation.”