Congressman Matt Salmon Statement in Remembrance of September 11th Attacks

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement in remembrance of the September 11th attacks in the United States of America and in Benghazi, Libya.

“Today, we take a moment to observe the anniversary of the horrific attack on the United States of America that shook the very soul of our nation. Twelve years ago, we were hit, but not defeated. As Americans always do, we stood back up with strong resolve to move forward. Let us remember the brevity of life, the presence of evil in this world, and the strength we see in America’s heroes. We are grateful for their countless acts of courageous service and sacrifice.

“On this day, we also remember the four American service members and diplomats struck down by terrorists one year ago in Benghazi, Libya. We must continue to pursue justice in their name.

“As our nation moves forward from these tragic events, we resolve to never forget and to never stop sacrificing for those values that matter most—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. May God continue to comfort the families of the victims and heroes, and may God continue to bless the United States of America.”

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin’s Remarks on September 11th

Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin delivers a moving speech on 9/11. Tobin is from New York.

Wes Gullett: Never Forget…


Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks that shocked and wounded our country – but which ultimately brought us together as Americans and made us stronger and safer. All of us have a story of where we were that day. And for a time, we put aside politics and petty concerns to grieve and heal as a country.

On this 10th anniversary weekend of those tragic and horrific attacks, I ask you to join me in doing that again. Join me in remembering those who were lost, and most of all, the brave first responders who put their lives on the line to save the lives of others and protect us.

This anniversary is also a time to remember and thank the men and women of our armed forces and their families for the sacrifices they have made during the past 10 years and continue to make to protect our freedoms.

Everyday here in Phoenix, thousands of police officers and firefighters wake up and put their lives on the line for our safety, never knowing what their day will be like or what dangers they may face. This weekend is a chance to honor the sacrifice they make to keep our city and our nation safe.

On Sept. 11 we pledged to “never forget.” As the son of a fireman and the brother of a soldier who was in the Pentagon when it was attacked, I renew that pledge and promise that as Mayor, I will never forget the brave sacrifices our local first responders and their families in Phoenix make each and every day to keep us safe.

Just like Democrats and Republicans sang together on the steps of the U.S. Capitol the night of Sept. 11, 2001: May God Bless America.

Wes Gullett



Spotlights to illuminate Phoenix sky in remembrance of 9/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2011
CONTACT: Daniel Scarpinato

First responders, American Heroes to be honored on 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (SEPTEMBER 8, 2011) – Two spotlights will shine into the Phoenix sky Sunday night in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States of America. The spotlights will be lit outside the state Capitol as part of a remembrance ceremony this Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

The remembrance event – “9/11: Remembering Our American Heroes” – will feature Historian Marshall Trimble, Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Phoenix Fire Department Chief Bob Khan, and Mark Spencer representing the Arizona Police Association and the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this opportunity to reflect together on the tragedy of Sept. 11 and honor those who protected us.

As part of this remembrance, residents and businesses in downtown Phoenix are being asked to turn off their lights starting at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday in honor of those who were lost on Sept. 11. The spotlights will remain illuminated through the evening.

9/11: Remembering Our American Heroes

 What: Remembrance ceremony for the 10th year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks
When: This Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011; 6:30 p.m.
Where: Front of Old State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Opening Remarks
Marshall Trimble

Posting of the Colors
Police Fire Department Honor Guard

God Bless America
Marshall Trimble

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Chief Bob Khan, Phoenix Fire Department
Mark Spencer, Arizona Police Association & President, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association
Russell Pearce, President of the Arizona State Senate
Andy Tobin, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives

Spotlights in remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks