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For Immediate Release: 
September 10, 2010
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Katie Grant
Maureen Beach
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today, commemorating the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:
“Nine years ago tomorrow, America suffered the most destructive terrorist attack in its history. For all those who lost a loved one in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, or Pennsylvania, the wounds of September 11th are no doubt still fresh. In honor of those who lost their lives, as well as the members of our armed forces who have died in our country’s service in the years since, tomorrow is a day consecrated to their memories. We honor, as well, the first responders whose profound courage inspired all of us at a dark time. We rededicate ourselves to the struggle against terrorism and violent extremism, which is the struggle of all open societies. And we remember that the values that make America hated in the extremist mind—among which are equality, freedom of speech and conscience, and religious tolerance—are also the key to American greatness. Those values, provided that we honor them in our lives and our conduct, remain invulnerable to even the most devastating violence.”