WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement on the 19th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

“Every year on September 11, we honor the memory of thousands of Americans who we lost and their families who still suffer long after those towers fell.

“Today, on the nineteenth anniversary of those heinous attacks, we grieve for the families and friends who lost loved ones in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On this day I always remember Minnesota’s own Tom Burnett, Jr., Max Beilke, Gary Koecheler, and Gordon Aamoth, Jr. 

“We will always remember the way in which the American people came together to support one another and reminded the country that there is so much more that unites us rather than divides us. From the first responders who put their lives in harm's way, to the volunteers who served their neighbors. We are forever grateful. 

“Our nation was shaken to the core on that day nineteen years ago, but we’ve proven that we are resilient. We did not crumble. Today as we rededicate ourselves to that collective spirit of compassion, purpose, and hope, we recommit ourselves to the principles and the freedoms that make this country great—that no amount of evil can ever destroy. We will never forget.”