The Republican Party of the State of New York offered the following statement in honor of 9/11:
"Today we pause to remember those we lost 12 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001.
"In prayer and in silence across America, we honor the innocent lives lost in senseless acts of evil.
"We remember, too, the acts of selfless valor witnessed that day. From patriots on Flight 93 to the first responders who courageously worked to save their fellow Americans, the bravery in the midst of terror inspired and united a nation.
"We owe unyielding gratitude to our military men and women who have died defending our freedom, and we continue to pray for those serving overseas. We honor all who brought justice to those who brought hate to our shores, and we remain committed to a strong national defense against those who to this day seek to do us harm.
"While we remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001, we also remember that nothing can destroy the American spirit.
"May God bring comfort to the families of the victims of 9/11 this day, and may He always bless the United States of America."