QUOTES-Obama, Queen Elizabeth and US Senators remember 9/11
(Adds Trump’s statement)
WASHINGTON, September 11 (Reuters) – Former U.S. presidents, world leaders and lawmakers reflect on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States.
BILL CLINTON, 42nd PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
“America will never forget those who lost their lives, those who risked or gave their lives to save others, and those whose lives were forever changed 20 years ago. We owe them to all to come together again with unity, hope, compassion and determination. “
BARACK OBAMA, 44TH AMERICAN PRESIDENT
“Today we honor the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who died on September 11, 2001, and many more who lost their lives in the service of our country over the next two decades. We reaffirm our commitment to keep a sacred trust with their families, including children who have lost their parents and who have shown extraordinary resilience. But this anniversary is also about reflecting on what we have learned over the past 20 years. since that horrible morning. “
AMERICAN SENATOR JAMES RISCH
“Twenty years later, it is still difficult to understand these acts of sheer evil … I have always supported efforts to responsibly end the war in Afghanistan in a way that would keep Americans safe,” but I have serious concerns that President Biden’s disastrous attraction to Afghanistan will wipe out twenty years of hard-won gains in the war on terror and put us again in great danger. “
THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA JUSTIN TRUDEAU
“As we reflect on the past 20 years, we remain committed to the Afghan people and continue to promote and defend the protection of basic human rights in Afghanistan, especially for women and girls. We will also continue to support serving members and veterans. of the Canadian Armed Forces and of the many public servants who served in Afghanistan. And we remember those who lost their lives defending peace, freedom and democracy.
QUEEN OF BRITTANY ELIZABETH “… my thoughts and prayers – and those of my family and the whole nation – are with the victims, survivors and affected families, as well as the first responders and rescuers called to duty … As we honor those of many nations, faiths and origins who have lost their lives, we also pay tribute to the resilience and determination of the communities who have come together to rebuild. ”
DONALD TRUMP, 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
“(Reporting by Heather Timmons; editing by Diane Craft)