REP. CALVERT STATEMENT ON REMEMBERING 9-11
Friday, September 10, 2010 -
"This weekend, we honor and remember the victims and heroes of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Nine years ago, the United States was forever changed when 2,977 innocent lives were taken in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The wound of those attacks continue to pain the hearts of every American; and 9-11 will forever stand as a witness of the great loss we all experienced that day. Today we also remember the 9-11 families who must bear the loss of their loved ones every day.
"On that horrible day, the course of our national defense took a new direction. Since then we fought and prevailed in the War in Iraq, thanks to the successful surge strategy implemented by our brave men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. We now must concentrate our efforts on winning in Afghanistan. I believe success is possible, and remain committed to defeating al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
"I am grateful for our service men and women who have so selflessly given their time and talents in duty to our country. We also pay tribute and honor the thousands of Americans who have died in defense of our great country. On this weekend and always my thoughts are with our troops and intelligence agents around the world, and their families, who continue to keep America safe. May God continue to bless them and our great nation."
Please click on this link to see Rep. Calvert's latest video clip thanking our troops for their service.