Remembering 9/11

The Kentucky State AFL-CIO endorsed Hicks for Congress from the Sixth District.


Like so many of you, I will never forget where I was when I found out that America had been attacked on September 11, 2001.

I was on board a naval vessel in the Black Sea, deployed with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. A crewmate woke me up after a long night on radio watch duty, and we all turned to our tiny TV in the berthing and watched the towers fall.

At that moment we didn’t know what the future held for us, but we knew that if we stuck together and stood face front in a unified manner, we could overcome any obstacle.

I know and believe that is still true today. Together, we can conquer the coronavirus. We can conquer the systemic problems in our country. And most of all, I know that we can move forward together to a better tomorrow — just like we knew back then.

This morning, I joined a wreath-laying ceremony in Lexington, to remember and honor those lost:

Today, I hope everyone remembers the sacrifices made by first responders, the loss felt by our country and the families of the victims, and the drawing together of our country in resolve to prove that no matter our differences, in times of crisis America pulls together.