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September 9, 2011

President Robinson Statement on September 11 Anniversary

As the nation remembers and continues to grieve the horrific attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we look ahead and are hopeful.

In the aftermath of a day when so many lives were lost and so many lives were changed forever, we should remember that the values we hold sacred in our country prevailed:  liberty, democracy and volunteer service to others.

These ideals are rooted in justice and thrive under the rule of law.  They fostered passionate discussions about human rights and national security that can only occur in a free society.  They were demonstrated by the outpouring of support, including pro bono legal services, for victims and their families. 

On this painful anniversary, we reflect on all who were touched by that tragic day and rededicate ourselves to nurturing the values that define us as a nation.

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