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RAHALL STATEMENT ON ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF 9-11
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks:
“Today, we join in solemn remembrance of those who lost their lives on this day eleven years ago. As a nation, we suffered a tremendous blow to our sense of security. But we also found inspiration in our fellow Americans – our police officers, firefighters, and first responders, as well as our men and women in the Armed Forces – that ignited a pervasive, collective sense of patriotism and courage to carry on.
“As we stand in this season of debate about the future course of our Nation, I hope that this day, and our memories of that tragic time, will help to inspire us to focus, not on our differences, but instead on our commonalities as Americans and our dreams for a better tomorrow. The horrendous events of eleven years ago may continue to haunt our Nation, but they will not deter our commitment to the liberties and principles of a free people.”