BELLEVUE, WA – Washington State Republican Party (WSRP) Chair Susan Hutchison released the following statement regarding Patriot Day:
“On the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, we offer our comfort and prayers to the families of the 2,977 innocent victims who lost their lives that September morning. We also honor the first responders who courageously rushed in to rescue those trapped in the World Trade Center before the twin towers collapsed. Their selfless bravery saved thousands of lives and will forever define the best of the American character .
“Today is also a time to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces who have defended our freedom in wars in the Middle East for more than a decade. We remain steadfastly grateful for their service to our country. May we never forget those who have ‘laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.’ On this day and everyday may God bless America.”