Skip to comments.Arlingtonians Remember 9/11 in Their Own Ways
Posted on 09/11/2006 2:11:31 PM PDT by slowhand520
Arlingtonians Remember 9/11 in Their Own Ways by KRISTEN ARMSTRONG, Staff Writer
(Created: Monday, September 11, 2006 2:03 PM EDT)
The fifth annual Arlington Police/Sheriff/Fire 9-11 5K Race drew thousands to Crystal City on Sept. 9. It was one of many events taking place across the county to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. (Photo by Betty Morales)
The fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was commemorated Monday in a ceremony that not only honored those who died, but saluted those whose actions on 9/11 made a difference.
Arlington remembers all responders, County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman said at the event, held in the courtyard of the Arlington County Justice Center. The families, the non-profits, members of the public, victims who lost their lives, families and loved ones who lost their lives, and the spirit that brought us together.
At 9:37 a.m., the exact time the plane hit the Pentagon five years ago, Zimmerman called for a minute of silence. A bell was then tolled 184 times, to remember the victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 was deliberately crashed by terrorists into the Pentagon.
U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-8th, lauded the perfect professionalism of Arlington's public-safety personnel, who responded to the Pentagon after the crash and won worldwide accolades for containing the damage with no additional loss of life.
He also praised the community-wide outreach effort that occurred after the attacks.
Arlington has woven together the fabric of a community that can't be torn apart, he said.
But Moran then maneuvered into more sensitive ground, suggesting that the country was not safer and intimating that the Bush administration's foreign policy was headed in the wrong directions.
More people hate us, Moran said, a comment that drew an outburst from the crowd.
My brother died on 9/11 - don't make this political, a woman in audience cried out.
Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism by the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.
Arlington will play host to a number of other commemorative events this week, including a Sept. 14 concert by the Arlington Philharmonic.
For details on other events that are part of the Sept. 11 commemoration, see the Arlington County government Web site at www.arlingtonva.us.
At the Pentagon, Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld presided over a morning ceremony honoring those who died.
We honor the men, women and children whose lives were taken so suddenly and so coldly, Cheney said.
About 100 family members of those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11 attended the ceremony.
Cheney said that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, created a day of national unity.
At the event, Rumsfeld said that the highest tribute we can pay to them is to commit ourselves to doing everything possible to fight the extremists wherever they are, to making every effort to stay united as a country and to give our truly outstanding men and women in uniform all that they need to succeed.
The American Forces Press Service contributed to this report.
Moran is a fool
The Dems really are clueless, aren't they? They didn't learn from the Wellstone memorial. They didn't learn from the Rosa Parks memorial. For crying out loud, even retarded people are capable of learning from failure.
OK, this happened in Rep. MORONS home district where you would think the audience would applaud. And the Drive By Media is telling us the Rats are going to romp the GOP this November???? I think their are going to be a bunch of Tom Daschile looks on the Rats and Drive By Media faces come that Tuesday night.
But but but I thought the Dems complain about Republicans making 9/11 political....
"Why do they hate us?!"
Moran is about as good an example of any of the wrong-headedness of the leftist response to terror.
Is anyone surprised by this idiots behavoir?
The morally bankrupt never learn.
They misspelled "moron."
using every expletive that one can think of would not be enough to describe his
stupid behavior. (are they losing contact with reality, these democrats?) their
antics are becoming increasingly obnoxious.
he wants us to start by saying America is at fault....
After Katrina, did Moran ask "Why does the sky hate us?"
"Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of terrorism ."
It's Bush's fault, and we just don't understand them. If we just sang Cumbaya more, and if we don't violate their rights, nor listen to their phone conversations, and give them full protection of the U.S. Constitution and the Geneva Accords, and . . . let's have a group hug, and then let's kick the President in the shins and call him a liar one more time, all together now . . . . Bush lied, people died!
No, he blamed Karl Rove's Hurricane Machine.
"After Katrina, did Moran ask 'Why does the sky hate us?'"
No, after Katrina he asked "Why does Bush hate black people?" You've always got to frame every event in a manner that favors socialism.
Moron does it again!
anyone who's has ever heard of this ASS expects nothing less from him.
Secret Service would have been hauling me off.. because I'd be doing everything I could to get on that podium and deck the bastard!
Appologists for inhumanity for political gain are lower scum that the people who committed these acts.. and they are right in our midsts.. its time we started just laying the MFers out.
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