Romney, Ryan remember victims of September 11
September 11th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
11 years ago

Romney, Ryan remember victims of September 11

(CNN) - Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, released the following statements Tuesday, the eleventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Mitt Romney
“Eleven years ago, evil descended upon our country, taking thousands of lives in an unspeakable attack against innocents. America will never forget those who perished. America will never stop caring for the loved ones they left behind. And America shall remain ever vigilant against those who would do us harm. Today we again extend our most profound gratitude to our brave troops who have gone into battle, some never to return, so that we may live in peace. On this most somber day, those who would attack us should know that we are united, one nation under God, in our determination to stop them and to stand tall for peace and freedom at home and across the world.”

Paul Ryan
“Eleven years ago today, from Capitol Hill, I could see the smoke rising from the fires burning in the Pentagon. Like all Americans, I will never forget the moment that our homeland came under attack. For me, this is a day to remember those who perished on that day of terror, including the first responders. It is also a day to pay tribute to all those who have worked quietly and tirelessly both on the home front and abroad to prevent a repetition of such terrible events. And it is a day to give honor to those in our military who have sacrificed so much, including their lives, for the same end. Their courage and heroism and willingness to answer the call of duty have kept America safe and strong and free. We are truly the home of the brave.”

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  1. Patriot

    One of the most enlightening CNN articles today...
    "The New America Foundation found that no jihadist terrorists have acquired or even attempted to acquire chemical and biological weapons since 9/11, while 11 anarchist, white supremacist or right-wing extremists have been indicted for possessing such materials, and another four were indicted for attempting to produce them."

    September 11, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  2. Rick

    We should never politicize September 11. It was a tragic day for ALL Americans

    September 11, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  3. funnthingis

    I thought they were stopping the reading of the names? Really confused. I think we should honor the victims, but in a simpler ceremony at each site with officials to commemorate.

    September 11, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  4. Bill

    Ironic that Romney and Ryan talk about the heroes of 9/11, and then proceed to bash unions when discussing the teacher strike in Chicago. Maybe they didn't realize that most of the firemen/women, police officers, first responders, etc. who died on 9/11 were union, and that almost all the people rebuilding the WTC site are also union workers.

    September 11, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  5. Larry L

    It would be appropriate to remember the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsman, Defense Contractors, and Department of Defense Civilians who lost their lives in the wars following 9/11. They fought the War on Terrorism to help keep America safe from these attacks. Servicemembers continue to fight and their sacrifice is deeply appreciated.

    September 11, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  6. More Tape Please

    pfffft – I wonder if they said that last year too... and the year before... Politicians – what a waste!

    September 11, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  7. Redleg

    And if Mitt had his way Bin Laden would still be alive. Those are his worlds.

    September 11, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
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