Remembering the Attacks of September 11th, 2001

Sep 11, 2003
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) made the following remarks from the House Floor: “Mr. Speaker, this moment marks the second anniversary of the surprise terrorist attacks on America in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania," said Congressman Wilson. "As we reflect on why America was attacked, I believe it is clearer than ever that it is because America is the symbol of liberty and freedom in the world. "Our values of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and the opportunities for women to fully participate in society are cherished. But these values are a challenge to the evil people who fear our freedoms as undermining their enslavement of others. "Our resolve to promote democracy is unwavering and the pledge of President Bush have never been more correct, “We will not waiver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail.” "Today, I depart on a delegation to Baghdad to thank our brave Armed Forces, and it has never been more appropriate to declare, 'God bless our troops and God bless America,'" said Congressman Wilson. ###