Friday, September 11, 2009


Statement by
Regarding September 11th Remembrance Day

“Today, on the eighth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, we remember those who lost their lives in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., on that fateful day. Let us honor and remember the first responders, firefighters and other rescue workers who risked themselves to save others during the tragedy. I ask all Floridians to join the rest of the nation today in remembrance of our fellow Americans, who were taken from us too soon.

“September 11th has had a lasting impact on all of our lives. In just moments, our world changed forever. As the tens of thousands of our brave servicemen and women fight in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world, we are constantly reminded of the lasting impact of that tragic morning. The service and sacrifice of our armed forces represents the courage and valor that defines American freedoms, principles, ideals and spirit.

“Today, we unite to honor those who are defending our freedoms in battlefields around the world, including the more than 700 Florida National Guard troops, and the servicemen and women who ultimately sacrificed their lives for our American way of life. We pray for the strength and safe return of our brave men and women in uniform to their families and loved ones.”

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