Washington, D.C. – Rep. Noem today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
"September 11, 2001 is a day we will never forget. Eleven years ago, nearly 3,000 Americans were killed in a devastating act of terror that left thousands of children without parents and countless Americans without a son, daughter, sister, brother, best friend or spouse. While the horror of that day remains imprinted in our minds, so too does America's response. What the terrorists didn't count on was the resilient spirit of the American people. In South Dakota, communities and families banded together to pray and offer support to our fallen fellow Americans and their loved ones. Brave men and women from South Dakota and across the country answered the call and deployed thousands of miles away to defend our way of life. Today is a day to honor the memory of those who were lost on that horrible day, and to pay a tribute to all who have fallen fighting for our country ever since. September 11th is a reminder of who we lost, but also a reminder of all we have to defend. I hope every South Dakotan will take a moment to reflect and remember today."