Statement on the 5-Year anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2006

Dear Fellow American,

Today we remember many things.

We remember where we were. We remember the scenes on television.

We remember the victims who were murdered. We remember the families and loved ones they left behind.

We remember the heroes who charged into danger to save lives.

We remember a moment of unity at home and around the world, where people rallied around a single mission and a common sense of justice that must be done.

Today we face many challenges at home and abroad. And too often it's too easy to be distracted by the politics, the pundits, and the posturing.

We must always remember that the dangers we face know no political party, and the solutions and leadership we need now go beyond ideology.

We must meet these challenges head-on -- remembering to stand together in action as we live together under threat. We are all Americans.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

We will not be silent.

Today we remember many things.

And tomorrow, back on the campaign trail, we will remember to take with us the plain truth and a commitment to true justice for all those whose lives were transformed on this day five years ago.

Thank you.

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.

Press Release/Statement:

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the tragic attacks against our country, we honor the memories of the brave men and women who lost their lives that day and the families and friends of those who mourn them. Today is a day to reflect on the grief and loss we experienced as Americans but it's also a time to renew our commitment to fight and win the war on terror at home and around the globe. On September 11, the world unified around America and saw the strong spirit and resiliency of the American people. Today, we must renew our call to protect our airports, ports and transit systems and do everything possible to keep Americans safe from harm.

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Originally from The DNC.



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