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Statement by Dawn Sweeney about 10th anniversary of 9/11

National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney made the following statement about the 10th anniversary of 9/11:

"Across the nation we are reflecting on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001 and remembering our personal stories – where we were, how we heard the news, and for those most deeply marked by the attacks, who we lost. And we are remembering the aftermath of the tragedy, how people came together to comfort one another and rebuild.

"The National Restaurant Association is proud to represent an industry that is typically among the first to respond in times of need.  Ten years ago, in the wake of 9/11, the restaurant and foodservice industry galvanized to organize Dine for America, a national fundraising day in support of the victims of the attacks of September 11.

"Seven thousand restaurants joined together to raise more than $20 million dollars in a day for the American Red Cross 9/11 response.  Participating restaurants came from all facets of our industry; from the largest national chain companies to independent restaurants, family-owned diners and cafes in neighborhoods from coast to coast.

"We believe that the generosity shown in those bleak days after the 2001 tragedy can continue to serve as a catalyst for community support.  Later this month, the National Restaurant Association encourages its members to participate in Share Our Strength’s Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign. We are proud to serve as a national sponsor of this fundraising event.  This year, from September 18 to 24, participating restaurants will be raising funds in a variety of engaging ways to support this national campaign to end childhood hunger in the U.S. by 2015. 

"The 9/11 attacks do not define who we are as a people.  We choose to remember the sense of community that we felt in our response to what happened at the Pentagon, in the air above Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the World Trade Center on that awful day.  And we will continue to demonstrate the resolve we showed as a nation in joining together to reach out to one another, to offer aid and comfort, and to demonstrate the abiding strength of American generosity."

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