Congressman Dave Loebsack
Tomorrow we will come together to commemorate the anniversary of the Sept. 11 (2001) attacks.
We will always remember the families of all those we lost, the first responders who rushed to the scene, the volunteers who cleared rubble or lined up to donate blood, and our men and women in uniform who have made incredible sacrifices in defense of our nation.
I will also always remember the remarkable call to service I witnessed in Iowa communities and communities across the nation in the aftermath of the attacks. We came together with a shared sense of unity, engagement and purpose. We had been attacked, but our country’s enduring values and spirit were not shaken.
In honoring our first responders, our service members and those we lost in the attacks, we must remember the unity of our nation in the aftermath of the attacks which reminded us all that we had a part to play in moving our nation forward.
In keeping with the designation of Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, I want to encourage all Iowans to join me in observing the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11 by participating in a service event.
To find volunteer opportunities in your area, visit www.serve.gov and enter your zip code. Giving back to your community is a way to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
I am proud to represent a district where neighbors pitch in to help one another, and I hope that tradition continues as we remember Sept. 11 and beyond.
Dave Loebsack of Iowa City represents Iowa’s Second District in the U.S. Congress.