NEW HAMPSHIRE -- U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the news that all U.S. troops have left Afghanistan:
"I join Americans across the country in expressing my deep gratitude for the U.S. service members who put their lives on the line in Afghanistan during the last two decades to keep our country safe, secure, and free. My prayers go out especially to the families of service members who will never return home.
"We also know that our work continues -- the administration must continue to do everything possible to evacuate American citizens and our Afghan partners who stood side-by-side with our troops to combat terrorism. In addition, we must continue our counterterrorism efforts, working with our allies to eliminate terrorist threats.
"America is forever indebted to all who served in Afghanistan, and today we redouble our commitment to support them and ensure that our country is ever worthy of their service."