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Saturday, September 11, 2010

President Obama's Weekly Address (9/11/10)

On this ninth anniversary, the President pays tribute to the victims of 9/11.

"We mourn with the husbands and wives, the children and parents, friends and loved ones. We think about the milestones that have passed over the course of nine years - births and christenings, weddings and graduations - all with an empty chair.

On this day, we also honor those who died so that others might live: the firefighters and first responders who climbed the stairs of two burning towers; the passengers who stormed a cockpit; and the men and women who have, in the years since, borne the uniform of this country and given their lives so that our children could grow up in a safer world. In acts of courage and decency, they defended a simple precept: I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper."

U.S. President Barack Obama attends a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon Memorial on September 11, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. UPI/Alex Wong/Pool Photo via Newscom

President Obama's Weekly Address:




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