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September 11

On 9/11, we should put aside political differences to remember those we lost in the attacks and in its aftermath.

It seems that everywhere you turn, there’s talk of the upcoming elections. Whether it’s on TV, the radio, the internet, or around the dinner table, political chatter and partisan attacks are everywhere.

However, on September 11, we should put aside those differences to remember those we lost in the terrorist attacks and those who sacrificed their lives in its aftermath. We should think about the many families and friends who lost someone dear to them.

Two years ago, Congress did exactly that when it passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, a bill that would provide medical treatment and financial compensation for those first responders injured at Ground Zero. I am pleased with reports indicating that this week, certain types of cancer will be added to the illnesses covered under the act.

If you or someone you know needs help from the federal government recovering from a 9/11-related illness or injury, please call my Long Island office at 631-951-2210 for assistance.

This election season, instead of getting wrapped up in politics, let’s take a moment to remember those victims and rescue workers who still need our help today, and the memory of those we lost eleven years ago.

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Nassau Taxpayer September 12, 2012 at 07:04 PM
When will lying GOP apoligists stop? When pigs fly.
Laura September 12, 2012 at 08:27 PM
9/11 is a day we wil never forget. I could have easily made it political. 9/11 is a very sad day. Put you personal opinions aside. Never forget those who died. All those fireman, policeman and citizens who helped citizens in our of need. Read what Steve Labates wrote. He respected 9/11. Laura
Nassau Taxpayer September 12, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Yeah, you "coulda" made it political. And, hey, YOU DID. You are no more than another of the drive-by fragger's acolytes.
John Gruber September 12, 2012 at 09:56 PM
to all who made this political, you're a disgrace. the very fact you'd take this opportunity to bring up politics and insult people is is disgraceful. you people throughly disgust me and am ashamed to call you fellow citizens
Laura September 13, 2012 at 04:15 AM
I did not make it political. The other person talked about what 9/11 meant to all of us. Someone did not read it. It about respect and honor. I am sorry It looked wrong. 9/11 we stand together. He wrote something really nice. I hope you will read it and judge for youself. Thanks laura.

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