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September 11, 2008

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Here's a statement from 1st Congressional District candidate Walt Minnick:

"My thoughts on this seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks are with the families of all the victims. But I can't help but take a special moment of silence for the public servants and members of the military who lost their lives at the Pentagon that fateful day.

"As a young man I was privileged to spend part of my military service in that building, and I have never forgotten the teamwork, dedication, honor and patriotism of those I worked with. Our nation lost thousands of brave Americans of every race, creed, color and religion on September 11, 2001, including 184 brave men and women at the Pentagon who embodied the very best of this great country.

"As a Congressman, I will work to ensure the safety of all Americans, and will remain resolved to keep our nation and our military strong to prevent such an atrocity from every happening again and to honor those who gave their lives in the service of this nation."

And here's one from Barack Obama:

"Today, we honor the memory of the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001, and grieve with the families and friends who lost someone they loved in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. We will never forget those who died. We will always remember the extraordinary efforts of our firefighters, police and emergency responders, and those who sacrificed their own lives on Flight 93 to protect their fellow Americans. And we give thanks for the Americans defending us every day in our communities at home, and in our military abroad.

"On 9/11, Americans across our great country came together to stand with the families of the victims, to donate blood, to give to charity, and to say a prayer for our country. Let us renew that spirit of service and that sense of common purpose. Let us remember that the terrorists responsible for 9/11 are still at large, and must be brought to justice. Let us resolve to defeat terrorist networks, defend the American homeland, stand up for the enduring American values that we cherish, and seek a new birth of freedom at home and around the world."

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