‚Äč  Solemnly Commemorates

9-11  Attacks 14th Anniversary

  

“We will never forget when terrorists attacked the United States 14 years ago and how it united us as a country. Today is a day to remember all those who lost their lives, including the first responders who acted with amazing heroism and bravery”,  Assemblyman Jay Obernolte

 

Most of us can remember what we were doing on the morning of September 11th when we saw the agonizing and horrifying images on television of airplanes crashing into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash site of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

On that day, thousands of innocent people were the victims of a terrorist attack on both our country and on the freedom we enjoy. While thousands lost their lives that morning, there were also many examples of heroism and patriotism.  

Today our fight against the terrorist threat still continues, as demonstrated by the three courageous Americans who stopped a terrorist threat on a French train last month.  Their heroic actions saved the lives of hundreds of people from countries around the world.  Fittingly, they are being honored with a parade in Sacramento on the very day that we commemorate the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

The 9-11  incident brought us closer together as a nation than ever before, and strengthened our resolve to always defend our freedom. We must continue to pass on this resolve to future generations.  

As President Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on, for them to do the same.”

To celebrate our freedom, the new One World Trade Center tower has been built. It is the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere, standing proud at 1,776 feet, a direct reference to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. The rebuilding sends the message to the world and future generations that we will never forget the events 9-11 and that America will always come back stronger than ever.

It is an honor to represent you,

JAY OBERNOLTE

Assemblyman, 33rd District