GOP Afghanistan vets honor military sacrifices, reflect on 9/11 two decades later

FIRST ON FOX: The Republican National Committee (RNC) released its final installment of its “Not in Vain” video series ahead of Sept. 11, with the fourth and final video featuring GOP Afghanistan veterans.

The video features veteran Republican Reps. Michael Waltz and Brian Mast of Florida alongside Texas Reps. Ronny Jackson, Jake Ellzey, and Tony Gonzales.

“As tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we remember the innocent lives lost and also the American spirit that prevailed in the face of terror and tragedy,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a press release obtained by Fox News.

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“Americans are forever indebted to our veterans who answered the call to serve following the horrific terror attacks 20 years ago,” McDaniel added. “Following Joe Biden’s catastrophic failure in Afghanistan, it is imperative that we remind the veterans, Gold Star families and victims of 9/11 that their service and sacrifice to our nation was not in vain.”

In his portion, Gonzales said  “the very first day” after the Sept. 11 attacks, he and his military comrades around him were trying to find Afghanistan on a map before being shipped out to the

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