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Saturday, September 06, 2008

John Mccain and Barack Obama To Make Joint Appearance At Ground Zero On 9/11

Barack Obama and John McCain will put political bickering aside to make a joint appearance at Ground Zero on September 11, 2008.
The two presidential candidates will be putting aside the Democratic and Republican title for a brief period on 9/11 to appear together in New York at Ground Zero which was one of the locations of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 as reported by Yahoo News.

The campaigns issued a joint statement which said:

"On September 11, 2008, we will join together to mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at Ground Zero.

"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."

The idea was approached while Barack Obama was on the phone with John McCain after calling to congratulate him on the official nomination to be the Republican presidential candidate, where they both agreed to make the appearance together instead of doing so separately.