Pelosi Remarks at 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony


Washington, D.C.– Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks at the September 11th Remembrance Ceremony tonight on the steps of the Capitol to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001.  Below are her remarks:

‘This evening, as the sun sets over the nation’s capital, we join in a solemn tribute to the nearly 3,000 Americans who were cruelly taken from us on September 11, 2001.

‘For all that we lost on that day, we found the strength and resolve that earlier generations discovered in themselves when they confronted the great challenges of their time.

‘We gained wisdom from the 9/11 families, who turned grief into action and made America safer.

‘In troubled times, we find strength in our faith and our God, whose limitless love steadies us and guides our way.  We find hope in His word, as it says in Isaiah:

‘In those days:
The spirit from on high
will be poured out on us.
Then will the desert become an orchard
and the orchard be regarded as a forest.

‘Right will dwell in the desert
and justice abide in the orchard.
Justice will bring about peace;
right will produce calm and security.
My people will live in peaceful country,
in secure dwellings and quiet resting places.

‘We can only aspire to that because of the courage and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.

‘With God’s grace, we will bring a greater measure of justice and peace to this world, in the name of those lost on September 11, 2001.  May God bless them, and may God bless our men and women in uniform, and may God continue to bless America.

‘Please join now in a moment of silence in memory of those who were lost on September 11, 2001.’

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