Minnesota's congressional delegates are remembering the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks of eleven months ago.
Rep. Michele Bachmann
"Today and every day we remember the attacks on American soil that fateful September day. Eleven years later, the American people continue to come together to remember the friends, family and neighbors we lost. They are heroes and will never be forgotten.
"We also honor those who answered the call since then to serve in America's armed forces as we defend freedom and liberty both at home and abroad. While political differences often divide us, we must never forget what binds us together – we are all sons and daughters of the United States of America, the greatest country the world has ever known."
Rep. Chip Cravaack
"Today we remember the tragedy of 9/11 and all those who lost their lives, their friends, and their loved ones. Today we reflect upon that fateful September morning 11 years ago, when the lives of all Americans changed forever. And today, we renew our vow to never forget.
On that morning, radical terrorists attacked our country. It was an unparalleled act of evil intended to break our spirit, but our spirit was too strong, and we responded. On that day, Americans faced an unspeakable tragedy, but we faced it as one nation—united. Undoubtedly, this day signifies the strength of our resolve, and the necessity of sustained vigilance. We are a grateful and benevolent nation that continues to pray for God's guidance and protection, and in our hearts we shall never forget the memory of those we have lost on that painful day."
Rep. Keith Ellison
"On September 11, we were not Democrats or Republicans, black, white or Latino, gay or straight; we were Americans."
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
"We will never forget the horror and heartbreak of that day eleven years ago, when Osama Bin Laden and his followers committed an act of unspeakable evil against the American people.
"Two-thousand eight-hundred and nineteen innocent Americans were murdered on 9/11 and our thoughts and prayers will always be with the loved ones of those who lost their lives. In Minnesota, we especially remember our native sons like Tom Burnett, Jr. and Max Beilke.
"On this eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks, we honor the memory of all those who died on September 11. We recognize the incredible bravery of our first responders, who risked their lives to save the lives of others. And we recommit ourselves to the values and freedoms that the terrorists sought—and failed—to destroy.
"No amount of evil could ever extinguish the great beacon of American Democracy. No amount of suffering could ever undermine the freedoms we cherish. Let us pay tribute to those we lost by remaining strong, proud, and committed to the values we share as Americans."