Obama, McCain to Visit Ground Zero Together on 9/11

By Julia Hoppock

Sep 6, 2008 12:52pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports: Senator Obama and Senator McCain on 9/11 will make a stop together to Ground Zero in New York City to commemorate the day.

"All of us came together on 9/11 – not as Democrats or Republicans – but as Americans," said a joint statement issued by both Senator’s campaigns, "In smoke-filled corridors and on the steps of the Capitol; at blood banks and at vigils – we were united as one American family. On Thursday, we will put aside politics and come together to renew that unity, to honor the memory of each and every American who died, and to grieve with the families and friends who lost loved ones."

Both campaigns have already said that they will pull negative ads off the air-waves for the day.

The Senators are both scheduled to appear later that evening at the "ServiceNation Presidential Candidate Forum" at Columbia University.

The joint appearances on 9/11 marks only the second time during the general election that the candidates have appeared together.

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