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Lawmakers mark 9/11 with moment of silence, prayer

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Boehner said many other Americans acted similarly that day.

"Everyone kept their place," he said. "The professionals who did their duty, who ran in so that others could run out. The patriots who banded together in the sky over Shanksville to save this Capitol and these steps. The volunteers who raised their hands and said, 'I'll go,' and they'll fight overseas in perilous conditions."

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