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House passes resolution to ‘never forget’ 9/11

By Kase Wickman
Friday, September 9, 2011 16:04 EDT
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The House of Representatives Thursday passed a resolution commemorating the decennial of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

The five-page resolution was introduced by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and in it the House vows to “never forget” the attacks.

“Whereas thousands of families have lost loved ones in the defense of freedom and liberty against the tyranny of terror; and Whereas the passage of ten years has not diminished the pain caused by the senseless loss of nearly 3,000 persons killed on September 11, 2001,” the resolution reads in part.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released a statement about the resolution.

“The resolution passed by the House also commends our military and intelligence officials who have performed so valiantly over the last 10 years, including those involved in the removal of Osama bin Laden,” it reads in part. “The days ahead afford each of us an opportunity to reflect and renew our commitment to defend against all enemies this land we love and the firm principles on which it stands. We must continue to adapt and move forward, we must not yield, we must not grow complacent, and we must not rest until the terrorist threat is vanquished.”

Members of Congress will be present at memorials in Shanksville, Penn., at the Pentagon and at the site of the Twin Towers in New York City. On Monday, members of Congress will hold a remembrance ceremony at the Capitol.

The resolution concludes with “When Congress adjourns today, it stands adjourned out of respect to the victims of the terrorist attacks.”

Watch a video tribute House members made to those whose lost their lives on Sept. 11.

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
 
 
 
 
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