Today, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick issued the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden.
"On September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden and his terrorist organization perpetrated a devastating and cowardly attack on the United States and the world. Now nearly a decade later, justice has been delivered to the mastermind of these attacks.
"While our nation may take a measure of solace from today's development, it serves also as a painful remembrance of the thousands that were lost on September 11. We also owe a debt of gratitude to our men and women in the armed forces who have fought bravely to keep our nation safe since September 11 and who carried out today's mission. Although Osama bin Laden will never again be able to attack our nation, we must continue to remain vigilant in our fight against terrorism throughout the world."