By Geneva Sands - 09/09/11 08:38 PM EDT
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) produced this video with 21 of his freshman GOP colleagues who are veterans or served in the military in remembrance of the people killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The members of Congress recite part of the national anthem in the video montage.
"On September 11th and the days immediately following this tragedy, there were no Democrats or Republicans – we were Americans," said Kinzinger in a press release.
Kinzinger served in the Air Force and is currently in the Air National Guard.
"Throughout my tours overseas, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with our men and women who are committed to fighting for the security of our nation and peace in the Middle East. Today, Americans stand proudly united as we pay tribute to our courageous men and women in uniform who continue to work tirelessly to eliminate acts of pure hatred and protect our country," said Kinzinger.
His office released this list of the 22 members appearing in the video:
Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), Allen West (R-Fla.), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), Chip Cravaack (R-Minn.), Chris Gibson (R-N.Y), Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Jeff Landry (R-La.), Joe Heck (R-Nev.), Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y), Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), Rich Nugent (R-Fla.), Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Sandy Adams (R-Fla.), Scott Rigell (R-Va.), Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.).