In Memoriam

Many Americans are mourning because of the lives lost on that terrible day five years ago. Here in my district, we lost neighbors … fathers and mothers … husbands and wives … coaches … and friends.
This is a sad day. Please take time to honor those we lost.
Spc. Craig Amundson

Captain Robert E. Dolan

Cmdr. William H. Donovan

Steven D. Jacoby

Terence M. Lynch

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gary Smith

Sandra C. Taylor

In addition, take a moment to thank the fire fighters, police officers, and other first responders — the people who ran into the Pentagon and the Twin Towers just when everyone else was running out. Every day, we owe them a debt of gratitude.

4 thoughts on “In Memoriam”

  1. Kris, thanks for remembering your constituents and reminding us that 9-11 hurt right here in our community. Forgive me if I am so ignorant about this….but was Spc. Amundson a family member or relative? I did not know this if that is the case.

  2. He was not a relative. Several of the others on the list were friends, and one (Gary Smith) was Sara’s beloved soccer coach and the father of a close friend. But every person on that list left a hole in our hearts.

  3. MC — Thank you. It’s not about me, though. It’s about the people we are honoring–both those who lost their lives and those who worked so valiantly to save others.

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