Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives to honor the 12th anniversary of September 11, 2001 and to remember the strength and resilience of Americans in the days following.  [[{“fid”:”326″,”view_mode”:”teaser”,”type”:”media”,”attributes”:{“height”:”357″,”width”:”480″,”title”:”Sept 11″,”class”:”media-element file-teaser”},”link_text”:null}]] (To access the full video of Higgins remarks click above or go to:   A transcript of Higgins’ remarks is below: Mr. Speaker,Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our great nation.  Though on that day, cowardly terrorists hijacked the Islamic religion and used it to justify their murderous acts, what we remember most is America’s strength and resolve.  In the aftermath, Americans of all backgrounds and faiths united as one; service members and first responders ran toward, not away, from the wreckage. Our nation continues to set an example to the world as a land of opportunity, tolerance and independence, and in keeping with  our founding document the promise still of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Mr. Speaker, as we witness the construction of One World Trade Center, we see more than a building rise through the New York City skyline, it is truly representative of the resilience of the American people, which remains unbroken despite these hardships, challenges and unthinkable acts.  So today, and every day, we stand tall as Americans as we vow never to forget.