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Kasich Remembers 911 First Responders

Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio
Thousands of American flads fly in rememberance of the victims of 911.

Gov. John Kasich took time away from the campaign trail to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks in his hometown north of Columbus.

At a memorial ceremony in Westerville, the Republican presidential candidate told the crowd that today brings an opportunity to heed the call heard daily by firefighters, police officers and other safety forces.

“It’s honoring what these first responders did for us and do for us every day:  live a life a little bit bigger than themselves, treat everybody with respect and dignity,” Kasich said. “They’re a good role model.”

Kasich described 9/11 as “our Pearl Harbor” and said it was a wake-up call to be strong, and to rally from loss. He continues campaigning tomorrow with a trip back to New Hampshire.