Alexandria- Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee for governor, released the following statement on the 8th anniversary of the September 11th attacks:
"Eight years ago today, our Commonwealth and nation were struck by a tragedy unlike any we had ever witnessed. Those tragic attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center are still fresh in the memories of Virginians.
"On this day of remembrance, my thoughts and prayers go out to those Virginians who lost family and loved ones on September 11, 2001. Today, we salute the American men and women defending our freedom overseas and honor those first responders who keep us safe here at home. We will never forget their service to our nation."