WASHINGTON, D.C. -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today released the following statement in remembrance of September 11, 2001:
“Twelve years ago today, al Qaeda terrorists claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent Americans in New York, Pennsylvania, and my home state of Virginia.
“As we honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001, we are also mindful of the continued terrorist threat we face every day. Recent events in Syria and across the Middle East are a powerful reminder of the global threat that radical extremists and terrorists pose to the United States and our closest allies.
“We will never forget the victims, their families, and the brave first responders who put their lives at risk to save their fellow Americans. We must come together and rededicate ourselves to being ever vigilant in combating terrorism in all its forms and preventing future attacks.”