September 11 http://wfpl.org en Area Leaders Mark Low-Key Anniversary of September 11 http://wfpl.org/post/area-leaders-mark-low-key-anniversary-september-11 <p>Several area leaders are marking the eleventh anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, but overall the commemorations are taking a less political tone than in year's past.</p><p>In Washington, D.C., congressional Democrats and Republicans plan to stand outside the Capitol for a moment of silence in an act of bipartisanship. At ground zero in New York City, the family members of the victims are reading their loved ones names, but <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/11/us/9-11-anniversary/index.html">no elected officials were included</a> in the ceremony.</p><p>In a statement, Congressman John Yarmuth says Americans should seek to learn that facing the country's problems requires a transcendence of politics.</p><p>From Yarmuth's office:</p><blockquote><p>"Eleven years ago, terrorists attacked our nation and killed thousands of our fellow Americans. Today, we remember their lives. We grieve with their families and loved ones. And we reflect on the national unity that arose from the ruin of that calamitous day, reminded of our shared purpose: to keep our country safe and to preserve the values that shape our national character.</p><p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:25:35 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1621 at http://wfpl.org