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Congressman Cleaver's Statement on the Anniversary of 9/11


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"Eleven years ago, the way we live our lives in this great country, changed forever. Innocent, American lives were lost. Heroes sacrificed themselves to save others. And a sense of security was stripped away. But, in those dark hours, the light that has always guided our nation, continued to show us the way."

"In the depths of tragedy, we pulled together to triumph. We did not let politics divide us. Instead, our common goals allowed us to work together, as Americans. Today, we honor those we lost, their families and friends. We show our appreciation to the first responders and volunteers who risked life and limb to save, and to search for survivors. And we thank the committed men and women of our Armed Forces, who continue to protect us, and who have prevented further terrorist attacks, here and abroad."

"Time will never erase the memories of 9/11, nor should it. We must continue to be vigilant in protecting our troops, our law enforcement officers and all citizens from those who would threaten our way of life. We will remain committed to sound policies and we will stay united on these issues. May God bless all of the victims and families of 9/11. And may God continue to bless the United States of America."

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