Governor Ron DeSantis Statement On Twentieth Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attacks

The 20th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, should prompt us to reflect on the thousands of lives lost and the enduring legacies of those who perished in the attacks.

It is also a time to remember the sacrifices made by so many men and women in our military, as well as their families, in the years since to help protect our country. Empty chairs at the dinner table, missed holidays and birthdays, and precious time with friends and family have all been forfeited in pursuit of a mission for the good of the nation.

I was honored to have the opportunity to spend time this week with some of Florida’s veterans – many of whom served in wars following September 11th – and thank them for all they have done fighting for the United States of America.

Our service members selflessly give so much to our country, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom. These brave warriors deserve our utmost appreciation and gratitude, not only today but every day.

No words or actions can encompass our gratitude for all that our veterans and active-duty military do to protect us. It is imperative that our service members know that they will always have our support. They are truly the best America has to offer.