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Washington, D.C. – Following are the remarks of U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. regarding the anniversary of the terrorist attacks our nation suffered two years ago today.

“Today we mark the second anniversary of one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. From the initial attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, to the forced plane crash in Pennsylvania, each moment of September 11 is forever etched in our minds. Although our wounds are still too fresh for us to view the day from the perspective of history, the last two years have given it a certain distance.

“When terrorists attacked the symbols of our national unity and strength, they failed to realize that they were just symbols of our strength. The real strength of our nation comes from our people – not our buildings. By attacking us on our own soil they served not to weaken, but to strengthen our resolve that this and other acts of terror would not stand and they would be answered with great and awesome strength.

“On this September 11, two years after, we remember those who died on those three battlefields, as well as the brave soldiers from Wyoming and across the nation who have given their lives since then to end the threat of terrorism – wherever it is found.

“We will all continue to remember September 11 in our own way. Some will join family and friends at public memorials to pray for peace. Others will honor this day by remembering it in the silence of their hearts.

“However we remember this fateful day, we will never forget the lessons learned – and their terrible cost. For me, it was the realization that we are truly one nation, under God, indivisible and that we must remain so in the face of any threat to ensure our country remains strong, united and free.”