A Message of Hope on the 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2015

Today, I join with you and all our fellow Americans in remembrance of 9/11 and in honoring the friends and family members we lost on that fateful morning.

We honor their lives with our own, by holding on to hope, and by channeling the sense of unity, purpose and patriotism we all felt in the wake of that unthinkable tragedy and using it to usher the courage to tackle our nation’s most pressing issues today. We honor their lives by demonstrating the best of humanity – to each other and our neighbors around the globe.

We honor their lives in our own special way, too – in whatever way feels right to each of us.

No doubt, we are bound by our grief from the unprecedented loss of life, and our collective memories of the tragedy and our experiences with how it has forever changed our world and our way of life.

It’s a solemn day. And my thoughts and prayers will be with the families who lost a loved one, and with you.

May God bless our country and the brave men and women who continue to put their lives on the line to defend ours and the freedoms we enjoy every day as citizens of the greatest country in the world.

Never forget. Always remember.