September 11, 2006

Crapo Notes Commitment To Freedom On 9/11

Senator comments on five-year anniversary of terrorist attacks

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo issued the following statement today on the five-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in New York, led to the downing of aircraft in Pennsylvania, and an attack on the Pentagon in Washington, DC.â??We will never forget our feelings that day. While each of us was affected in different and personal ways, the dangers and threats were real and lasting to each one of us,â?? Crapo said. â??Although we can never be 100 percent secure, five years later we are clearly more safe and secure from attack. That we have not suffered further attacks as have been seen overseas bears witness to the considerable energy and resources that we have spent to combat terrorism. The real heroes on this five-year anniversary of 9/11 are the brave men and women of our military who are fighting terrorists overseas so we donâ??t have to fight them in our streets; and our law enforcement, fire, and public safety personnel who put our safety above theirs. Our prayers also go out today to the families of the Idahoans who died in the attack on the Pentagonâ??Ron Vauk of Nampa and Brady Howell of Sugar City.â??In the same moment the 9/11 tragedy changed America forever, it also froze in time the image of commitment that we Americans make, and will always make, to secure freedom.â??# # #