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Fact Sheet
Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
September 8, 2006

9/11 – A Remembrance Honoring the World's Fallen

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“I am especially reminded of America’s resolve in times of adversity, as we come upon the fifth anniversary of September the 11th. That day, America encountered the darker nature of our world, and our nation’s course was profoundly altered.” —Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Nearly 3,000 people going about their daily lives perished in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001 – victims of a series of heinous terrorist attacks. Hundreds of those who lost their lives that day were citizens of other nations.

The world rallied around the United States and the more than 90 other countries suffering 9/11 losses with generous offers of assistance and expressions of condolence. The United States remains grateful to all those countries that stood by us in that dark hour, and that continue to stand with us in our battle against terrorism.

Together we are fighting against the forces of hatred and extremism that have brought death and destruction to many places across the world. But we also are fighting for values and principles that are universal and that are expressed in all of the world’s religions. All faiths teach that life is precious, and no faith condones the deliberate targeting and killing of innocent citizens.

On September 11, 2006, the United States remembers the other nations that five years ago also suffered grievous losses:

Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Côte d' Ivoire
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
France
The Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Lebanon
Liberia
Lithuania
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Moldova
Netherlands New Zealand
Nigeria
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
United Kingdom
Ukraine
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
The Countries of the Former Yugoslavia
Zambia

We are united with the peoples of these countries in solemn remembrance of those we lost.



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