CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Secretary of State and U.S. Senate nominee Natalie Tennant released the following statement today on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tennant’s husband is an active Navy reservist who served in Afghanistan in 2011.
From Secretary Tennant:
“Today we honor the memory of those we lost, and the courage of the first responders, military members and volunteers who stepped up to serve when our country needed them most. We hug our kids a little tighter, we say an extra prayer for our troops, we remember to say thank you to a veteran, a firefighter, a police officer – and we show the world that America and the principles of freedom and liberty that we stand for will always prevail.
“With many Americans still serving overseas in Afghanistan, and the surge of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, we remember that America is strongest when we are united, and to tackle the tough challenges we must tackle them together.”