Speaker Boehner: House 9/11 Resolution Renews Vow to ‘Never Forget’
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the House, by unanimous consent, passed H.Res. 391, a resolution marking the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001:
“The people’s House has renewed its solemn vow to ‘never forget’ what happened on September 11, 2001. The thousands of innocents and heroes who lost their lives are in our prayers, as are their loved ones.
“The resolution passed by the House also commends our military and intelligence officials who have performed so valiantly over the last 10 years, including those involved in the removal of Osama bin Laden. The days ahead afford each of us an opportunity to reflect and renew our commitment to defend against all enemies this land we love and the firm principles on which it stands. We must continue to adapt and move forward, we must not yield, we must not grow complacent, and we must not rest until the terrorist threat is vanquished.
“I encourage all Americans to read the House resolution, which rightly states that ‘when Congress adjourns today, it stands adjourned out of respect to the victims of the terrorist attacks.’”
NOTE: Speaker Boehner announced last week that the House will send bipartisan delegations to 9/11 memorial services in New York, NY, Arlington, VA, and Shanksville, PA. In addition to leading a delegation to Shanksville tomorrow for the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial, Boehner will attend an observance ceremony at the Pentagon on Sunday morning. Congressional leaders will hold a remembrance ceremony Monday afternoon at the Capitol.