Twenty years ago, the United States of America faced a tragedy of unthinkable proportions.
The September 11, 2001, terror attacks were designed to break the American spirit and shake the very foundation on which we stand; however, just as Americans have always done, we found strength and unity and refused to let senseless violence cripple our resolve.
It was nearly impossible to believe what was happening in our country, on our soil, and to our fellow Americans.
We can all remember what we were doing during those very moments. I was in the middle of a surgery when a nurse burst in telling us the news. Every American’s life was changed as a result of that day. Twenty years later, we still have not forgotten the events of September 11th or the stories of heroism that followed.
Today, I encourage you to remember the nearly 3,000 Americans who perished in the 9/11 attacks and the thousands of brave men and women who continue fighting to defend our nation.
Now, due to the recent events in Afghanistan, we are reminded that there are still threats around the world. We must reaffirm our commitment to putting the safety and security of our nation and our people above all else. We need strong leadership that prioritizes America’s national security; it is the most important factor in guaranteeing our prosperous future.
I always appreciate your comments, concerns, and questions on this issue or any other issue.
May God bless you and your family, may God bless the United States of America, and as the song says, God bless you Texas.
Until next time, this is your doctor's note.
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
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