Rep. Williams Recognizes Lake Travis Fire & Rescue and Bee Cave Police Department
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R – Austin) took to the House floor Wednesday to recognize members of the Lake Travis Fire & Rescue and the Bee Cave Police Department for completing the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.
Williams’ remarks are below:
“Mr. Speaker, today I want to take a moment to recognize the Lake Travis Fire Department and the Bee Cave Police Department that are in the great 25th District of Texas.
“As we all know, yesterday marked 17 years since our country was attacked on September 11, 2001. We lost thousands of lives when terrorists wreaked havoc on the United States.
“While we can never forget the anger and heartbreak we all felt, we must also never forget the heroic actions shown by our first responders.
“While people were running down the stairs to escape, men and women were running up 110 flights of stairs, towards danger, to save lives.
“That day, we lost 343 New York Fire Fighters, 37 Port Authority officers, and 23 NYPD officers.
“While we can never truly thank them for their sacrifice, we can honor them for their courage and valor.
“Yesterday, the Lake Travis Fire Department and the Bee Cave Police Department put on full gear and climbed 110 flights of stairs to commemorate those who never made it out while climbing those steps.
“Mr. Speaker, our first responders are vital to the safety of Americans, and we must never forget to thank them for all that they do.
“We must continue to pray for all of those affected and thank those who selflessly gave their lives for our nation.
“God bless our first responders, and God bless America.
“I yield back.”
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