OSHKOSH — On Saturday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
“Most of us will never forget where we were, or what we were doing the morning of September 11th, 2001. In that moment, our world changed.
“When I think of September 11th I think of firefighters, first responders, police walking up the stairs into danger to save others. In these tragedies we always seem to see and witness the absolute best of humanity and the American character. That’s the first thing I think of.
“The next thing I think of is 20 years in Afghanistan, keeping the Taliban at bay, keeping terrorists from having a haven where they can plot similar types of terrorist attacks against America. Our men and women of the United States military are the finest among us and we owe them and their families a debt of gratitude for their service. Let us always remember their sacrifice.
“What should give us all hope is the enduring image of firefighters, police officers, and members of our military walking into danger to defend and protect our life and liberty. With citizens like that, we can be confident that a peaceful, prosperous America not only lies in our past, but will also be our future.”