Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Sep 12, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today to commemorate the 12th anniversary of 9/11:

“The tragic and heartbreaking events of 9/11, which destroyed so many American lives and affected so many families, have irreversibly affected the United States of America. But instead of cowering in fear of the darkness that might engulf the heart of America, our nation stood strong and bound together, confident that we could overcome any challenge. From the heroism of our first responders to the bravery of our service members to the fortitude of the everyday American, our resilience shone a light through the dust of 9/11, through today and into the future.

Our great nation continues to persevere in the face of global threats to Democracy and our American resolve. It remains as important as ever for the American people to stand together as a nation as well as for each individual to give thanks for the family, friends, and close ones we hold dear. Despite our differences, we must reflect on the experiences surrounding and following 9/11 and continue to work together to push our great nation forward. 

As a Member of Congress, I will continue to bear in mind the lessons learned from 9/11; work to ensure the protection and security of our citizenry; and stand with our police, firefighters, first responders, and armed forces, both now and in the future.”

To view a picture of Congress’ 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, please click here.