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Congressman Van Taylor Releases Statement on 18th Anniversary of September 11th

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Washington, September 11, 2019 | Anna R Vetter ((202) 570-0927) | comments
This morning, Congressman and Marine, Van Taylor, released the following statement remembering the tragic events that took place during the worst attack on our country eighteen years ago.
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WASHINGTON - This morning, United States Congressman and Marine, Van Taylor, released the following statement remembering the tragic events that took place during the worst attack on our country eighteen years ago.

"September 11, 2001 was my final day of drill for my Marine reserve unit at the Anacostia Naval Annex in Washington, DC. After handing in my canteen, I planned to go to the Pentagon for lunch. Instead, I watched smoke rise from across the Potomac River as the Pentagon burned from the horrific attack. From this day on I swore I would always serve my country and drove to Dallas and joined another reserve unit in San Antonio. Two years later, I was deployed and led my brigade's first platoon into Iraq.

"I am proud to serve a country that never stops fighting for freedom and justice for all people. Today, Americans from coast to coast gather to remember the innocent lives taken and the incredible loss felt by their loved ones to this day."

A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. Today, Congressman Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor as well as the House Committee on Homeland Security.

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