Saturday, September 06, 2008

McCain & Obama To Appear Jointly on 9/11

Maybe civility, tolerance and honor is making a comeback, after all.

From Breitbart.com today comes the message that John McCain and Barack Obama will cease all advertising on September 11th, and will jointly appear at the site of Ground Zero in New York. The campaigns issued a joint statement:

"All of us came together on 9/11—not as Democrats or Republicans—but as Americans," they said. "We were united as one American family. On Thursday, we will put aside politics and come together to renew that unity."

A community service organization called MyGoodDeed.org, wants 9-11 to become a national day of voluntary service and had asked that Obama and McCain perform acts of community service instead of campaigning. According to an AHN story,

The candidates will discuss separately their plans and thoughts about "the role of citizenship and service in post-9/11 America" on the first night of the forum. The two-day summit, called "A Nation of Service," will coincide with the the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and the annual "Tribute in Light"ceremony near Ground Zero. It will be moderated by Time magazine managing editor Richard Stengel.

"The Summit will be an important remembrance of those that made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country and others as we focus on how to inspire others to serve causes greater than their own self-interest through national and community service," McCain told WNBC.

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