FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 11, 2009
Contact: Jake Rubin
KAGEN SAYS SEPTEMBER 11th IS A DAY FOR UNITY
(APPLETON, WI) Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. said:
“On this day eight years ago, our collective consciousness was shattered when a global war brought its cruel brand of violence to our doorstep.
Today, we should reflect on what the anniversary of September 11th, 2001 means to us – as individuals, as a community and as a nation. What I remember from that day and the weeks that followed, was that a sense of confusion and fear was overtaken by a feeling of unity and resolve.
Today, I am thinking of the men and women in uniform who are bravely serving our nation so we will never have to face such an unspeakable tragedy again. My heart goes out to their families along with a solemn promise that they will receive the benefits they have earned – before, during and after they serve in harm’s way.
Throughout our proud history, Americans have always faced adversity with strength, unity and compassion. Now, as before, we must come together to address the challenges that affect our community and build a better future for all of us.
Together, we will.”
On Monday, Kagen will meet with a group of veterans who are attending college on the 21st Century GI Bill.