"As we remember the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our country, join me in taking a moment to honor those who lost their lives on that tragic day in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Let's also keep in our thoughts and prayers the survivors whose lives will never be the same."
"All Americans - even those of us thousands of miles away - felt pain, horror and anger over the attacks on our nation. Let us resolve that this tragedy we share will unite us as a country and continue our commitment to freedom, not drive a wedge of fear and hate between us. As proud Americans and Arizonans, we can recognize on September 11 all that we have in common - our great country and state, our love for our families and the chance to work toward a better future in a free country."
"Today, we also remember and honor our law enforcement and first responders, who perished while performing their duties. Whether we take part in commemorative events or set aside a few moments during the day, we must never forget the heroes of 9/11."
For those readers in the East Valley, take a few moments out of your day to visit the Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park.