Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates Release a Statement Memorializing the 9/11 Attacks

Photo Credit: Kate Wellington

Photo Credit: Kate Wellington

Terry McAuliffe released the following statement on September 11th:

“Today we remember the men and women who lost their lives twelve years ago to a devastating attack against our nation. Let us honor our firefighters, police, and first responders who ran towards danger to help those in need and the members of our armed forces who risk their lives every day to protect us at home and abroad. Here in Virginia and across America we stand together in remembrance and share the common goal of making our communities safer and stronger.”

Ken Cuccinelli today released the following statement on the anniversary of September 11th 

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

“Today we mourn the loss and honor the lives of our fellow Americans taken from us twelve years ago today. At the Pentagon as well as in New York, Pennsylvania and across the country, families and loved ones of those lost continue to grieve over senseless acts of Islamic terrorism that shook our nation.

At the same time, we celebrate the courage of our firefighters, police officers and individual citizens whose heroism in the face of unbelievable adversity that tragic day united us all. It is that spirit of purpose and service, demonstrated in our darkest hour, which reveals the compassion we have for one another.

On this most somber of anniversaries, we also express our deepest gratitude to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms. We continue to pray for the safe return of those serving overseas, and we express our sympathy and thanks to the families of our brave servicemen and servicewomen who gave the last full measure of devotion in defense of liberty.

There are still evil extremists who continue to wish us harm, as we were reminded last year on this day when U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three courageous Americans were murdered in Benghazi, Libya while serving abroad. We must remain vigilant and determined so that peace and prosperity for Americans at home and abroad is secured for Virginians now and in the future.

For those we lost, and those they left behind, we will never forget.”

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