Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Sep 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement today to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:

“It has been fifteen years since the attacks on 9/11. It was truly a day that changed everything. As a country, we came to the realization that we are not insulated from the troubles that occur overseas, in regions geographically remote from our own.

“We also came to the realization that we can stand united when our fellow countrymen are in need. On that day, we came together to support our fellow Americans, our brothers and sisters. This is a fact all too often forgotten, and one that I think is important to remember on this anniversary.

“We persevered through that day as a united America, and despite our differences and our family squabbles, I know we will continue to persevere in future times of need.   

“I will continue to reflect on that dark day, to reflect on the lives that were lost and the way of life that has been changed forever. However, these lives were not lost in vain. On this day of remembrance, we must remember the strength we showed when we came together as a nation, and on the sacrifices that were made, and that continue to be made, to preserve our freedoms. We must continue to protect those that protect us, our service members, our first responders, our veterans, the families of those that were lost, and our citizenry as a whole.”