Americans Remember History-Changing Day

This is a rush transcript from "America's Election HQ," September 11, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

HEATHER NAUERT, HOST: Seven years ago, our country changed forever. And today, we remember why we changed. And it wasn't about the destruction of our property or our breached security. As Douglas Kennedy reminds us, it was about the loss of our loved ones and our fellow citizens.

DOUGLAS KENNEDY, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Yes, Heather. Security can be improved and buildings can be rebuilt, but we can never bring back those who died. And today, we remember them.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My uncle, my hero, firefighter Dennis Garza(ph).

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Steven J. Weinburg(ph) -

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Derrick Washington(ph) -

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And my dear cousin, Sergeant Robert Crawford of the Port Authority Police Department.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We will never forget 9/11.

KENNEDY (voice over): After seven years, we still remember -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: To my beautiful sister, Diane Theresa Lipari, we all miss you and love you.

KENNEDY: In New York -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And to my father, Carlos Seguerra(ph), you were taken from us too soon, and for no justifiable reason.


KENNEDY: In Washington -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There were men and women at their deaths in the Pentagon who, one morning, kissed their loved ones goodbye, went off to work and never came home.

KENNEDY: And in Pennsylvania -

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We know that their final journey ended in tragedy, but their collective efforts are held in high esteem.

KENNEDY: Remember the names of loved ones lost -


KENNEDY: And dreams unfulfilled.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My brother-in-law, Matthew Fiori(ph), your life lives on for your daughters.

KENNEDY: And remember a day that changed our country forever.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It breaks my heart every time I think about what happened, and I hope that this country will never face tragedy again.

KENNEDY: There were poets -


KENNEDY: And politicians, and representatives from around the world.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And I'm honored to have read today on behalf of the people of freedom.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I came today with the heart and best wishes of the people of Syria.

KENNEDY: Some came to grieve.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I thank you for the gift of our children. You would be very proud of them.

KENNEDY: Others to look to tomorrow, and future memorial sites.

GEORGE W. BUSH, UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: That day of peace will come, and until it does, we ask that loving God to watch over our troops in battle.

KENNEDY: New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the day now holds hope and summed up the promise of 9/11 with a simple plea to God.

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, NEW YORK CITY MAYOR: May his grace note of hope help lift us up this day and turn our wounded hearts towards tomorrow.


KENNEDY: As a tribute to tomorrow, officials at all three sites today spoke about their separate memorials. The Pentagon memorial was, in fact, dedicated today while memorials in New York and Pennsylvania, they say, are now moving quickly, Heather, towards construction.

NAUERT: Thank you, Douglas, for bringing that to us. Thanks for watching "America's Election Headquarters" everyone.

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