Here’s what your elected officials have had to say about the anniversary of 9/11.
“September 11, 2001 was one of the darkest days in our country’s history. Nearly 3,000 Americans died that day, and even though years have passed, the pain will never be fully erased,” Gov. Beshear said. “I call on all Kentuckians to remember and honor these Americans and their families on 9/11.”
“Eleven years ago, terrorists attacked our nation and killed thousands of our fellow Americans. Today, we remember their lives. We grieve with their families and loved ones. And we reflect on the national unity that arose from the ruin of that calamitous day, reminded of our shared purpose: to keep our country safe and to preserve the values that shape our national character.
“September 11, 2001, forever changed the way we respond in times of crisis. Today, we also honor every first responder — every police officer, firefighter, EMT, construction worker, and volunteer — whose bravery in the face of catastrophe left us all humbled and proud. And we honor the brave men and women of our military and intelligence community, who answered the call 11 years ago and continue to spend every day protecting our nation from harm.
“As we look forward to meet the challenges of the future, we should seek to draw new lessons from our past. We will never forget the unimaginable horror and tragedy of the attacks of September 11, 2001. But we must also remember that solving the problems our nation faces requires a commitment that transcends politics, one that demands something more from each and every one of us.”
Let’s also have a look at what Republican Yarmuth opponent Brooks Wicker had to say:
Each year on this day, we pause to reflect on the terrorist attacks that hit the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We are reminded of the crisp blue morning, of the tragedy and the heroism, and of the aftermath.
But we also recall the indomitable spirit of America, the feeling that we would not be deterred, the sense of pride and patriotism that those horrific events brought out in us. It is this uniquely American trait that we have always looked to in hard times. It is with us every day.
So as we pause today to remember the fallen, let us also honor them by proving what we proved in the days, months and years after 9/11: that we are a people of destiny, a people undeterred by hardship and a people whose faith in our ideals is unwavering, no matter the obstacles before us.
Which is all fine and dandy. Unfortunately, though, Wicker had to take things too far and turned his message into an email beg for campaign contributions:
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Of course, none of that matters, as he will once again lose his election.