Tester statement on the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement on the 13th Anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks:

“On days like today, we pause to remember what it means to be American and to remember those who lost their lives thirteen years ago. We ask ourselves why we were attacked. We were attacked because we love liberty. Because we value freedom. And because we stand for something greater than ourselves. There are folks out there who don’t value freedom the way we do. The surge of ISIS in Iraq and Syria reminds us all of that. The anniversary of September 11th is a reminder of what we fight for. We fight for our ideals. We fight for our right to be free. And we fight to show the world that peace and prosperity should be our guiding lights.”