Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Associated Press: 'Members of Congress Unite for 9/11'

Source:Associated Press- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) at the podium. Left to right: U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, (Republican, Virginia) U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (Democrat, California) and U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (Republican, Ohio) in the background.

"Lawmakers from both parties stood shoulder to shoulder to mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, ending by singing "God Bless America."   (Sept. 11)" 

From the Associated Press 

"September 11 attacks, also called 9/11 attacks, series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda against targets in the United States, the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history. The attacks against New York City and Washington, D.C., caused extensive death and destruction and triggered an enormous U.S. effort to combat terrorism. Some 2,750 people were killed in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania (where one of the hijacked planes crashed after the passengers attempted to retake the plane); all 19 terrorists died (see Researcher’s Note: September 11 attacks). Police and fire departments in New York were especially hard-hit: hundreds had rushed to the scene of the attacks, and more than 400 police officers and firefighters were killed." 

Source:Britannica- attack on the WTC

From Britannica

Good speeches by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican, Kentucky) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, California) about the events of 9/11, 2001 and how the country came together and is even stronger now. 

Seems like you have a better chance of seeing a bald man with sideburns, then you have of seeing any bipartisanship whatsoever in Congress. But they're showing that they can still unify when the country needs it, like remembering all those innocent Americans that we lost on 9/11. 

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