Like many Americans, I still vividly remember where I was on September 11, 2001. As a senior in high school, I was overcome with shock and horror as the Twin Towers collapsed. And while I didn’t know it at the time, the attack would have a profound impact on my life.
Rep. Gallagher shares his thoughts on the 18th Anniversary of 9/11.
It's hard to believe it's been 18 years since these horrific attacks occurred. And as we all take time to commemorate the thousands of lives lost on 9/11, I think it's also important we take time to remember the courage and heroism demonstrated by so many Americans that day. From the first responders at Ground Zero and the Pentagon to the passengers on Flight 93, Americans all across the country exhibited unmatched bravery throughout the attacks and their aftermath.
Rep. Gallagher joins the Association of Flight Attendants to honor the brave passengers and crew members on Flight 93.
Today, as I joined veterans from Northeast Wisconsin visiting D.C. on the Old Glory Honor Flight, we took time to honor the victims of 9/11, and also reflect on the efforts of all those who have worked to keep our country safe.
Rep. Gallagher welcomes the Old Glory Honor Flight at the World War II Memorial
Being with these veterans made me realize that while we can never predict the next threat we'll face, we can always count on our armed forces to defend our freedoms. It was an honor to be able to thank these veterans personally for their service, and to be reminded of all the things that make America the greatest country on Earth.