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21 years ago, the unthinkable happened; Sen. McConnell remembers anniversary of 9/11 attacks

September 11, 2001.

Four coordinated terrorist attacks, carried out by planes hijacked by the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plant hit the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Almost 3,000 people were killed, including 19 terrorists aboard the four planes.

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America was shocked to the core — and mourned. It mourns still. And it retaliated.

Today is the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement recognizing the twenty-first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
“Twenty-one years ago this morning, terrorists launched a brutal attack on our homeland and changed the course of American history. Though they murdered thousands of innocent people, they failed to rip apart the sacred American ideals they intended to destroy. Instead, in the hours, days, and years following the attacks, the American people rallied together, stood by our values, and unleashed our military might to combat the threat of global terror.
“Today, we honor and remember the Americans we lost in the attacks, the brave first responders who rushed into peril, and the heroic servicemembers who fought and continue to serve to keep us safe from terrorism. I’m thankful for the soldiers and airmen from Kentucky’s Fort Campbell, Fort Knox, and the National Guard who have played a critical role in the Global War on Terror since its outset. On this solemn anniversary, let us remember that, as long as terrorism remains an active threat to our nation, we must stay vigilant to prevent similar attacks from ever happening again.”


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  1. Archana K says:

    The amount of strength and kinship shown by all Americans after this terrible attack is unparalleled and incomparable. May those who lost their lives in the attack rest in peace.

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