Moment of Silence in Recognition of the Lives Lost in the San Bernardino Terrorist Attackby Representative Pete Aguilar
Posted on 2015-12-16
AGUILAR asked and was given permission to address the House for
Mr. AGUILAR. Mr. Speaker, today I rise with a heavy heart to pay
tribute to the 14 innocent lives lost on December 2 in San Bernardino,
California, in the terrorism attack at the Inland Regional Center.
In the wake of this terrorist act, our San Bernardino community has come together and supported one another during this dark chapter in our region and our Nation.
Mr. Speaker, today I ask my colleagues, fellow Americans, and those who hear this message around the world, to pray for the families of the 14 victims, the speedy recovery of the 22 injured, the countless first responders that helped that day, and for the health and resilience of the San Bernardino community.
In the aftermath of this pain, I have seen firsthand the tenacity and the spirit of the area that we call the Inland Empire. We have said loudly, as one community, that this tragedy will not define us and it will not divide us.
We will not be afraid to come together in fellowship, to work together, to mourn together, or to rebuild together. Across faiths and across culture, we will support one another in this time of need.
Mr. Speaker, San Bernardino has been forced to soldier through difficult times before. As we face this new and difficult hurdle, I know my community will continue to stand together to show our country and our region the resolve of this city and of these people to heal. We are San Bernardino united.
Mr. Speaker, I am joined by my colleagues, and I ask the House to pause for a moment of silence in honor of those affected by the terrorist act in San Bernardino on December 2.
The SPEAKER. The House will observe a moment of silence.