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In Memory of 9/11

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Ms. HANABUSA. We all probably remember where we were when we learned about 9/11. We all probably had someone who came to mind immediately when we watched the horrific attacks on this Nation. For me, I thought of my friend General Eikenberry, who was at the Pentagon, on the side that the plane crashed into.

Though Hawaii is the State farthest away from the east coast, we were also touched. We knew of at least nine who had ties to our State who died on 9/11, and I want to honor them by reading their names: Georgine Corrigan, Richard Keane, Maile Hale, Ric Yee, Patti Colodner, David Laychak, Christine Snyder, Heather Ho. Heather is someone special to me. Her grandfather actually built the town that I grew up in.

We must also honor the brave men and women in uniform who gave their lives to this country in the wars following 9/11. Madam Speaker, we must never forget, and this country must never forget.

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