[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/06/art.911.jpg caption="The first beam for the 9/11 memorial was raised into place at Ground Zero last week."]
(CNN)—The party attacks will be set aside Thursday, as Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain plan to make a joint visit to Ground Zero in honor of the seventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
“All of us came together on 9/11 – not as Democrats or Republicans – but as Americans. In smoke-filled corridors and on the steps of the Capitol; at blood banks and at vigils – we were united as one American family," Obama and McCain said in a joint statement Saturday. "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. We will also give thanks for the firefighters, police, and emergency responders who set a heroic example of selfless service, and for the men and women who serve today in defense of the freedom and security that came under attack in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania."
The campaigns said Saturday, more details will be announced soon