Reform Party of Virginia Chairman, Michael Hackmer, released the following statement on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:
“Today, we remember one of the darkest times in our nation’s history.
“We remember brave acts. We remember the souls of our loved ones, and those souls our fellow Americans loved.
“This was a time when a few men, fueled by darkness and hate for our nation and its people, inflicted a great pain in our hearts.
“It is an enduring pain. One that needs no anniversary to remember.
“It is a pain that breaks us down. But it also is a pain that hones our thoughts, and focuses our minds to the journey that lies ahead.
“Today means many things, to a great many people. But perhaps most of all, it is a reminder that in the darkest hours, the strongest path to peace is the one we forge together, as one nation, one America.”
Michael Hackmer, Chairman, Reform Party of Virginia.