GOP presidential candidates remembered September 11th on the 14th anniversary Friday, posting their messages to honor the victims of terrorism on social media.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker posted on Twitter and released a statement commemorating the memory of those who lost their lives that day.
On Twitter, Walker posted:
14 years ago, radical Islamic terrorists unleashed unimaginable horror against our country, ending nearly 3,000 innocent lives. – SW
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) September 11, 2015
He continued, “As we honor the victims, we cannot forget the bravery of the hundreds of first responders who sacrificed their lives to save others.” Concluding, “Today & every day, our hearts are filled with the strength & spirit of a nation that rose out of the rubble united & unintimidated.” Walker also released the following statement in a press release:
On this 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001, we remember with sadness the tragic events that forever altered our lives. On that terrible day, radical Islamic terrorists unleashed unimaginable horror against our country, ending nearly 3,000 innocent lives. As we honor the victims and keep their families in our thoughts and prayers, we cannot forget the bravery of the hundreds of first responders who sacrificed their lives while trying to save others. Today and every day, our hearts are filled with the strength and spirit of a nation that rose out of the rubble united, unintimidated, and undeterred from celebrating our uniquely American values of freedom, liberty, and opportunity for all. May we never take these values for granted and always remain vigilant in America’s defense.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) posted on Twitter:
Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson posted to his Twitter and Facebook an image saying, “We Remember…Heal, Inspire, Revive.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) noted on Twitter:
Today, we say a prayer for those who lost their lives and their family members. You will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/VjFeQPj7KS
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 11, 2015
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attended a memorial service in Londonderry and also posted on Twitter:
We should all take time today to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11, their families & the troops who’ve kept us safe. #NeverForget
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) September 11, 2015
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) took to Twitter posting his thoughts on September 11th:
Today my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the terrible attacks 14 years ago. America will not, and must not, ever forget. — Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 11, 2015
Ohio Gov. John Kasich also posted on Twitter his thoughts.
Sen. Lindsey Graham posted his statement also on Twitter:
Former New York Gov. George Pataki stated:
It’s tragic that 14 yrs later we are as so divided & our leaders in Washington have forgotten the lessons of #9/11. http://t.co/E3IgjxpXcm
— George E. Pataki (@GovernorPataki) September 11, 2015
Frontrunner Donald Trump Tweeted:
Let’s all take a moment to remember all of the heroes from a very tragic day that we cannot let happen again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2015