On the eve of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Congresswoman Aumua Amata has issued the following statement:
“Every year on September 11th we pause to remember the thousands of lost lives on that day in 2001, and the incredible bravery of firefighters, police, first responders and the passengers on Flight 93.
“Except for the very young, we all remember where we were that day and how we first learned of these attacks on our country. I was in Washington, DC and can vividly remember seeing the dark smoke rise against the sky from the nearby Pentagon.
“We also remember the great sense of togetherness, faith and national responsibility we felt so strongly 18 years ago.
“May we always seek out strength of unity as a country even in the most spirited of policy debates, and may we remember to look to God for guidance.
“Today and every day, a special thank you to anyone who serves or has served in our military or in our communities as a responder or in law enforcement.”