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Statement by Secretary Napolitano on the Eighth Anniversary of the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks

Release Date: 
September 11, 2009

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

“On the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, our nation pauses to remember a day of sorrow and tragedy, but also a day of heroism and unity. Eight years later, threats to the United States and our allies abroad are persistent and evolving. Homeland security remains a responsibility shared by every individual, community and business. Together, we must build a culture of resiliency and guard against complacency, so we are better prepared for terrorist attacks or disasters of any kind. The President has proclaimed September 11 as a day of remembrance, and also a day of service. By serving our communities and our country today and throughout the year, we commemorate our past while also preparing for our future.”

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