Joint Statement McCain and Obama

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    All of us came together on 9/11 -- not as Democrats or Republicans -- but as Americans. In smoke-filled corridors and on the steps of the Capitol; at blood banks and at vigils -- we were united as one American family. On Thursday, we will put aside politics and come together to renew that unity, to honor the memory of each and every American who died, and to grieve with the families and friends who lost loved ones. We will also give thanks for the firefighters, police, and emergency responders who set a heroic example of selfless service, and for the men and women who serve today in defense of the freedom and security that came under attack in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania."
     
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    That's honorable and I encourage them to keep it up until Nov 4th.
     
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    Wouldn't it be great if we could try that here for one day too?
     
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    That is the 'one' good thing that came out of 9/11 our country was united for a time and people actually were flying flags all over. I think you should always fly a flag, for one to remember all who have died so we could fly that flag.
     
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    how about if we just dislike all politicians equally ? :D
     
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    Beautiful.
     
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    Nothing like national tragedy to remind us that we are a nation, is there?

    I have to admit I'm rather fond of natural disasters because they reminds their victims that we are a members of the same community, too.
     
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    You know Luissa, I was listening to the mother of one of the victims of United Flight 175 this morning and on the flags. One of the striking things she said was that after it had happened it made her feel comforted to see that so many people had displayed flags to honor those that lost their lives and gave her a sense that everyone shared the same grief as she did for her son. She also said that when most of the flags went away it gave her a sense that somehow many had forgotten about him. It was very powerful to listen to and I agree with you completely.
     
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    I worked at Kmart at the time and we could not get flags in fast enough, plus the people who we ordered from couldn't get them fast enough. Then after awhile we couldn't sale them. People forget which is sad. We have also forgotten about the people who were down at Ground Zero and now they need our help!
     
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    I never flew a flag after 9/11... I hadn't flown one before and felt it would be a hollow gesture and disingenuous. I gave money to help the victims and those whose families were left behind.

    I felt they needed that more than they needed my flag support.
     

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