WASHINGTON — Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) released the following statement commemorating the 20th Anniversary of September 11th, and the loss of 2,977 lives.
Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux said, “Twenty years ago, our country was forever changed. Today, we remember the 2,977 innocent lives that were taken on September 11th. We remember the pain and anguish our nation felt as we watched the towers crumble. We remember where we stood and who we held as we first heard the news. We remember the first responders who bravely rushed to Ground Zero and spent weeks digging through rubble, only to die years later from cancer. We remember the 10,000 American servicemembers killed and 100,000 servicemembers wounded while fighting to protect our nation from future attacks.
“Twenty years later the pain is still real. While we remember the lives lost and the suffering endured, we also remember how our nation came together, unified in grief, but also in patriotism. Twenty years have passed, and we still remember. Many more years will go by, but we will never forget.”
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.